1932. Item #87793
[LITTLE MAGAZINE] FUJITA Erosu, author, artist. PRINT AND POETRY PAMPHLETS. Shôwa 7 to 12 [1932-37] 51 assorted issues of this little series of poetry and print pamphlets by Fujita published in Tôkyô by one Tomita Hikaru under the publishing house name of SHIN MYÔJÔ. It would seem that Fujita was the only contributor. The front and rear covers are "kikai-zuri" machine printed woodcuts, the contents have some intext illustrations. The sizes range from 19.9 x 14.7 cm to 22 x 15 cm. There are 2 issues from 1932, 6 from 1933, 11 from 1934, 11 from 1935, 11 from 1936, and 10 from 1937. Brooding, gloomy aesthetic. Very interesting example of the sort of creative effort even amateurs were capable of in the 30s and how conversant they were with trends in world art. The pamphlets are in Japanese, but often subtitled in German.. As one might expect, this ephemeral production is vanishingly rare. I can find no trace of it in any institution. In very good condition throughout.