Type : woodblock print book (reprint edition in the showa period.)
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 : Unsodo
The estimated Period : Showa period (1982)
Material : Paper
Book Dimensions : 252mm x 175mm (9.9in x 6.9in)
Weight : total 297gram (10.5oz)
Page : about 50pages in total (Illustrations + text) Most pages are illustrations.
Condition : old item; (damaged by tear, spot, dirt, scribbles, worm-eaten holes, etc...) Please view pictures as they are a part of the description.