Jiu Xiang Ju Books is a prestige antiquarian bookshop in Taipei since late 1970s. They have been friends with Mr Toshio Saeki in his later years, and have organized Saeki’s solo exhibition first time in Taiwan in 2016.
In 2019, Saeki did another solo exhibition in JXJ Books Gallery, and published this major book Banshou Kaiki. This time, he returned to his very first book Toshio Saeki Gashu, self-published in 1970 in limited 500 copies, and colored the whole series for the first time - Taking the name “Banshou Kaiki”, meaning all majestic and myriad things return. Mr Saeki passed away in late 2019, aged 74. This coloring over half a century, has become the final re-touch of his life.
Each book of Banshou Kaiki is numbered, and comes with an ex-libris with Saeki’s stamp.
23.3 × 30.5× 2 cm
Hard cover with slip case
offset with pantone colors
Limited 1500 copies
Numbered and with ex-libris of Toshio Saeki's stamp
Published & distributed by JIU XIANG JU BOOKS GALLERY
Designed by Timonium Lake