Hirano Hakiho (woodblock print).
Osaka, Japan. Osaka Mainichi. 12-25- 1931.
Color and black and white illustrations throughout, vi+150 pages, 15 x 10 1/4 inches, color pictorial wrappers. Covers: multiple creases along edges, small chips to corners of front covers, tiny spots of abrasion, 3 1/2 inch split to tail of spine with 1/4 inch paper loss. Interior: crease to top right corner of last few pages, very good clean condition overall. The magazine features a sheet with three envelopes with color original Japanese woodblock print covers by the artist Hakuho Hirano (1879-1957). The table of contents lists an extended section on Japan in Manchuria, an illustrated article on the Japanese sword and many other articles reflecting the contemporary situation in Japan include a one page article "Off to Brazil" documenting emigration to that country from Japan. The back cover is a color advertisement for the South Manchuria Railway Co. with map below a charming illustration by Junto Ito (one of a series of these decorative advertisements). Item #56038