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Unai no tomo Vol.1 / BJ211-449
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 (but, details are unknown.)
Artist : Nishizawa Tekiho (but, details are unknown.)
Publisher : Yamada Naisaburo
The estimated Period : Meiji era (1891)
Material : Paper
Book Dimensions : 251mm x 174mm (9.9in x 6.9in)
Weight : total 228gram (8oz)
Page : about 60pages in total (Illustrations + text) Most pages are illustrations.
Condition : Antique item; (damaged by worms, tear, spot, dirt, scribbles, etc...) Please view pictures as they are a part of the description.
The work is not a modern reproduction, but an actual one which had been printed in 1891(estimated).