Koetsu utaibon hyakuban
One Hundred Noh Librettos was designed by Hon’ami, Kōetsu and includes mica embellished covers and pages. In the images seen on our website, the mica appears as white or light-colored decorative patterns behind the text and on the covers of each volume. Mica was applied as a powder and produced a sparkling effect when holding the book at various angles relative to a light source. In person, it would not normally appear to be as uniformly light as shown in the digital images.