Boro: Rags and Tatters from the Far North of Japan
8 1/4" x 6 3/4", 21 cm x 17 cm
softcover, 128 pages
full color, in English and Japanese
editors: Yukiko Koide and Kyoichi Tsuzuki
English translation by Alfred Birnbaum
Publisher: ASPECT Corp., Tokyo
This book shows the collection of Chuzaburo Tanaka, ethnologist and author, whose area of expertise is the culture of Aomori prefecture which has produced kogin sashiko stitching, and in this case, a marvelous collection of boro garments and textiles, many of which date to the early to mid twentieth century.
An informative book in Engilsh and Japanese, with valuable text and illustrations.
The collection shown in this book is on permanent display at the Amuse Museum in Tokyo.