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Unai-no-tomo Vol.1 / BJ191-730
Type : woodblock print book
Topic : Collected paintings of traditional toys in all over Japan. Seihu Shimizu, who had been called to be a ÒToy expertÓ, produced 6 volumes of this book during the Meiji to Taisho era(1891-1913). After SeihuÕs death, a painter named Tekiho Nishizawa had taken over his work to publish 10 editions until the Taisho era(1924). The word ÒUnaiÓ means ÒkidsÕ hair stylesÓ or ÒkidsÓ itself, and ÓUnai-no-tomoÓ stands for ÒtoysÓ. It is said to be a precious documentary records of modern toy researches.
Title : Unai-no-tomo Vol.1
Author : Shimizu Seifu
Artist : Nishizawa Tekiho
Publisher : Yamada Naosaburo
The estimated Period : Meiji era (1891)
Material : Paper
Book Dimensions : 251mm x 174mm
Weight : total 220gram (7.8oz)
Page : (Illustrations) The photograph is just a part.
Condition : There are damage because it is antique item. (damaged by worms, tear, spot, dirt, scribbles, etc...)