1932. Item #88894
[CHILDREN'S MAGAZINE - JAPANESE]. KODOMO NO KUNI V. 11, #3. March 三月 第十一巻 第三號 １９３２ Tôkyô. 東京. 26.0 x 18.1 cm. This issue has 32 pages, counting the front and rear covers, color illustrated on heavy high-quality paper. There is also a section of 20 pages on flimsy paper laid in, with songs, games, the colophon of the magazine, advice for mothers, etc., etc. Takei Takeo was a seminal figure in THE LAND OF CHILDREN and his wide contacts throughout the artistic and literary world ensured that the magazine was the finest of its kind. Its artwork is justly famous and utterly charming. There are illustrations by Takei, himself, Hatsuyama Shigeru, Honda Shôtarô, Kawakami Shirô, Iwaoka Tomoe, and many others. There is original childrens' art by young subscribers, as well. Any issues of the magazine have become very hard to find, particularly ones in as good condition as this one. This copy is distinguished by also having a two-page image done by the important avant-garde figure Murayama Tomoyoshi (he was jailed the following month for two years for being a member of the Japanese Communist Party).