Terauchi, Manjiro (cover illus).
Osaka and Tokyo, Japan. The Asahi. 10- 1933.
No. 9. Color and black and white illustrations throughout, 166 pages, 15 x 10 1/2 inches, color pictorial wrappers. Covers: 4 1/2 inch split to tail of spine, 2 1/4 inch split to head of spine with 3/4 inch paper loss, stains to left edge of back cover, multiple soft creases to front cover, front cover beginning to come loose, general wear (including a few short tears) to cover edges. Interior: age toning to sheets, very good condition overall. This annual English-language magazine, published by the Asahi newspaper, contains six color plates highlighting traditional Japanese art. The front cover by Manjiro Terauchi depicts "A country maiden picking tea at Uji, the well-known tea growing district near Kyoto." The table of contents lists articles in the following sections: "Introduction", "Economic and Financial" (including industries such as textile, chemical and heavy), "Current Topics in Japan", and "General" ("Progress of the Press in Japan," "The Sino-Japanese Dispute and the League of Nations", "Manchukuo in Construction," and a four page article with pictures "Jiudo - the Art of Spiritual and Physical Culture." Striking back cover color advertisement for the South Manchuria Railway Co. with map of the area. Item #56051