Title KOU [Fragrance]
Binding Hard Cover in Sleeve
Book Condition Fine
Jacket Condition Issued Without Jacket
Edition First Edition
Publisher Tokyo, Japan Shisheido 1988
Seller ID 3813
A promotional book published in a limited "not for sale" edition by Shisheido, Ltd, touting their fragrance products (kou means "fragrance" or "aroma" in Japanese. The book brings together the work of cultural notables (e.g. Sen-ou Tanaka, a tea master, and Toko Shinoda, an artist) and well-known photographers (including Yoshihiro Tachiki, Kazumi Kurigami, and Takeshi Mizukoshi, among others) to illustrate various concepts associated with fragrance. One section, for instance, consists of photographs that remind photographers of their fragrance memories; another shows gorgeous perfume bottles. The history and science of fragrance is covered extensively. All text in Japanese. , for example. Color images throughout. Fine hardcover binding in Fine slipcase.