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image of Rezchik iz Siuzendzhi [The chiseller from Siuzenji]. Translated from the Japanese by S. Ikonnikov

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First edition thus. Paperback. Paris: 1928. Octavo (23 cm). Original decorative yellow card wrappers (unattributed); 44 pp. With one black-and-white photograph depicting a scene in the play's first performance. Wrappers slightly dust-soiled; small chips along overlapping edges; text very good. First and only Russian translation of this play by Japanese writer Kido Okamoto (1872-1939). The volume is dedicated… Read more
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$250.00
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Printed photograph album commemorating the visit of the Crown Prince to the Karafuto prefecture in the summer of 1925, with preface by Okishima Kamazo and edited by Fujii Shoji, consisting of 20 plates with 73 black and white photographs tracing the Crown Prince's trip including visits to schools, agricultural research stations, naval bases, goverment offices, and mines, as well… Read more
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$2,000.00
image of Early Trade Catalog of Japanese Matchbox Labels by the Manfat Company. Including 500 different kinds. Manufactured by Manfat Kobe Japan. Shong. Kat. Waikee 2

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Kōbe (Japan), Meiji period, ca. 1890-1900. Original string-bound pamphlet in card wrappers, measuring 17.5 × 13.5 cm, with two printed labels affixed to front wrapper; twenty-five leaves containing 500 tipped-in matchbox labels, predominantly color-printed, measuring ca. 3.5 × 5 to 4.2 × 6.5 cm. Light soil and wear to wrappers; still very good. A collection of five-hundred samples… Read more
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$2,850.00
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Collection of 27 mimeographed documents from the Heart Mountain Relocation Center dating from January 1, 1944 to October 17, 1945, spanning most of the time of the camp's operation and comprised mostly of Community Council meeting minutes, together with notes from the first session of the Study Committee for the Opening of the West Coast, a job description for… Read more
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$4,750.00
image of Manshu teikoku shashin takan. (A Grand Photographic Atlas of the Manchukuo Empire.)

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Large album of 60 photographic plates printed on thick paper, published to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the founding of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo, edited by Sakata Yataro, and distributed as a sort of propaganda targeted at a Japanese audience, the plates depicting scenes including the Mukden or Manchurian Incident, the signing of the founding of the… Read more
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$5,500.00
image of Tōkyō kangyō hakurankai jimu hōkoku jōkan [Tokyo Industrial Exposition Report, Vol. 1]

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331 pp. volume representing the first part of a two-part govermental report on the 1907 Tokyo Industrial Exposition, covering the overall operations and organization of the exposition including maps and plans for the arrangement of the pavilions within Ueno Park, and interior plans describing the use of the pavilions and displays within. Profusely illustrated throughout with black and white… Read more
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$2,250.00
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Shika-shu Jintai-Shoka

by Onchi, Koshiro, & Katsuji Fukuda

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$2,250.00

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42 pp. compendium of poems by noted figures including Koshiro Onchi, who also designed the book and its layout, accompanied by 8 reproductions of photographs by the noted avant-garde photographer Katsuji Fukuda (1899-1991) mostly showing images of the female nude. 4to. Stiff printed and illustrated wrpps., sl. shaken. Tokyo (Fugaku Honsha) 1947. A rare and important… Read more
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$2,250.00
image of Choshunkaku Kansho.  (Catalogue of the Kawasaki Collection)

Choshunkaku Kansho. (Catalogue of the Kawasaki Collection)

by Kawasaki, Shozo, & Yoshitaro Kawasaki (editors)

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$5,500.00

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6 vols., with approx. 390 superb plates (30 in color, the others in photogravure on fine paper) accompanied by interleaved commentary on the objects, documenting the major collection of mostly Japanese, with some Chinese, art including paintings, lacquerwork, sculpture, ceramics, etc. Large folio. Silk-covered boards, elaborately tie-bound in the Japanese manner, each volume housed in chitsu case… Read more
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$5,500.00
image of Chi to bara: erotishizumu to shōgeki no sōgō kenkyūshi. Le sang et la rose: revue de érotologie, homosexualité, sadisme, masochisme, fétichisme, narcissisme, infantilisme, magie, occultisme, humour noir, complexe, psychisme  Nos. 1 (Oct. 1968) to 4 (June 1969) (all published)

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Tokyo: Tensei Shuppan, 1968-1969. The only four issues published (each approx. 200 pp.) of a periodical (mostly in Japanese, with some French translations) devoted to stretching the boundaries of human sexuality and gender identity, exploring sexual customs, mores, and deviance cross-culturally, including analysis of Shunga and other Ukiyo-e prints, Marquis de Sade, bondage, Indian temple sculptures, etc., profusely illustrated… Read more
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$3,250.00
image of Masterpieces Selected from the Ukiyoye School.  With Brief History of the Development of the School, Biographical Sketches of the Artists, and Some Critical Descriptions

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5 volume study and presentation (in English) of the history of Ukiyoye painting and woodblock printmaking, defined in the preface as genre pictures and popular works depicting manners and customs of the time as opposed to classical works, including an altogether 211 pp. text distributed throughout the volumes, 156 fine text illustrations, mostly from line drawings, and 170 superb… Read more
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$6,500.00
image of Nikko Toshogu Shashincho. Additional title on cover: The Album of Toshugo at Nikko

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Unpaginated album containing 30 leaves, printed recto only, presenting two ground plans and 28 photographic plates showing the Nikko Toshogu Shrine (the mausoleum for Tokugawa Leyasu (founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate)), the complex of buildings, its grounds and environs, with an additional photograph showing the Yomeimon Gate of the shrine in a matching envelope, laid in. Oblong folio.… Read more
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$175.00
image of Zen to Bijutsu.  Zen and Fine Arts

Zen to Bijutsu. Zen and Fine Arts

by Hisamatsu, Hoseki Shin'ichi

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$125.00

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106, 18 pp. text (in Japanese with annotated list of plates translated into English) on the outpouring of art related to Zen Buddhism in Japan, 290 illustrations on plates showing paintings, ink drawings, calligraphy, masks, tea ceremony objects, ceramics, scrolls, etc. 4to. Cloth, d.j. Kyoto (Bokubi-sha) 1958.
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image of Nogaku Komenshu.  Onshi Kyoto Hakubutsukan Tokubetsu Tenkan

Nogaku Komenshu. Onshi Kyoto Hakubutsukan Tokubetsu Tenkan

by Kyoto. Imperial Museum

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$575.00

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Unpaginated (6) pp. title and introductory matter, including list of exhibited works, accompanying 57 plates (3 in superb color) showing excellent photographs of dramatic Noh masks, most from the collections of private individuals (mainly patriarchs of Noh acting families) and a few held by National museums. Folio. Paper-covered boards, tie-bound, covers sl. rubbed, housed in later cloth… Read more
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$575.00
image of Seventh World Education Conference, Tokyo 1937: Photograph Album

Seventh World Education Conference, Tokyo 1937: Photograph Album

by Fujihara, Ginjiro (introduction)

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$600.00

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Unpaginated (29 leaves) album including introductory text on the conference and promoting and explaining the planned-for International Exposition scheduled to be held in Tokyo in 1940, printed list of contents, and 31 mounted original photographs(most approx. 4 1/2" x 6") showing international delegates (both Asian and Caucasian) to the conference, meetings in progress, cultural performances, buildings where the conference… Read more
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image of "Noh" Masks Treasured in the Kwanze Family.  Japanese title: Kanzeke Denrai Nomenshu

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89, 13 pp. text (in Japanese with English summary) and descriptions, 100 plates showing a fine collection of masks as used in Noh plays. Sm. 4to. Cloth, d.j. (chipped). Kyoto (Hinoki) 1954.
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$150.00
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Kosetsusai Zohin Tenkan Zuroku

by Tokyo. Tokyo Bijutsu Kurabu; and: Osaka. Osaka Bijutsu Kurabu

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$475.00

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Unpaginated auction catalogue, edited by Gyoho Naito and Sukeharu Ario, of some 250 works of traditional Japanese art and craftsmanship, including paintings, sculpture, furniture, ceramics, calligraphy, decorative objects, and other items, from the fine collection put together by Baron Denzaburo Fujita in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, each item described in detail, all items shown on plates… Read more
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$475.00