San Francisco: Asian Art Museum, 1987. Pamphlet. p., captioned color exhibit photography on coated alkaline paperstock throughout, softbound in 9x6 inch stapled self-wraps. Covers are a bit crimped and handled with small faint stains, a tiny corner-tip crease affects every leaf, and a bookdealer's half-erased pencilled price and code slightly mar leaf the second. Laid in is a museum-issued guide to the lacquering process (thirty points) printed on nice tan paper. A good copy.
"..focuses on Japanese lacquer from the long era of peace under the Tokugawa shogunate, from 1615 to 1868. It was during this period that the technical sophistication of the medium reached its highest standard"