Unpaginated, 12" H. Oatmeal-coloured cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt illustration on front board. Publisher's beige cardboard slipcase with black lettering on front panel and spine. One original signed and numbered print (number 1439/3000) on mulberry paper (kozo) bound in at front of book + 31 single and double page colour reproductions. The artist has also signed the half title page in red ink (no inscription). English text at front of book, Japanese text at rear. "Naoko Matsubara is an internationally renowned woodblock artist whose works hang in such distinguished settings as the White House, the United Nations, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and Vienna's Albertina Collection. (In this book, Kyoto's) shrines and temples are prominently featured, but Matsubara gives equal emphasis to (its) cultural role. The Kabuki theater and geisha dancing, No drama and rollicking street festivals are all splendidly brought to life by her bold lines and her exquisitely Japanese sense of color. The pictures are complemented by the perceptive text of Bunsho Jugaku, an authority on handmade Japanese paper." Light vertical waviness to free front endpaper, light toning to edges of half-title page. Dust jacket has price-clipped and has very minor edge wrinkling. Slipcase has light toning to some edges.