Helena Honcoopova, who teaches Chapters in Japanese Art & Culture this Fall semester for the program in Visual Art Studies, has recently published A Book of Fans by Karolinum Press, Charles University, Prague (2016).

Published in cooperation with the National Gallery in Prague, this book is a unique Japanese illustrated manuscript of ógi no sóshi, a genre of waka poems illustrated in fan-shaped pictures, which blossomed from the late Muromachi to the early Edo period. The Prague Book of Fans, with 120 poems, is the largest such book extant in the world. 


Publication date: September 21, 2016