MATERIAL: Woodblock Printed
TYPE: Print Book
DIMENSIONS: 2 3/4 X 6 1/4 inches (closed)
COMPONENTS: 142 pages; Original covers, contents complete,
NOTES: Fine impressions, fair shape for the age.
ITEM ID: 2907

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Samurai Directory of Family Crests

Decade: 1830s
Century: 19th (1801-1900)
Notes: c1830

Japanese woodblock print book, Samurai Directory of Family Crests, Wealth, and Land Holdings, with Samurai “mon” (Family Crests) and wealth listings of land, rice holdings and military power. There are also listings of politicians and families close to the Shogun. This is a veritable “Who’s Who” of the most important families of the time. Families that would be called upon to support the Shogun, both financially and militarily.