1929. Item #88897
[CHILDREN'S MAGAZINE - JAPANESE]. KODOMO NO KUNI V. 8, #15. Tokyo, December 1929. 25.7 x 18.5 cm. There are 36 pages of color illustrations, counting the front and back covers, printed on wonderful deluxe paper. There is also one flimsy paper insert with a b+w illustration printed on one side. THE LAND OF CHILDREN was the finest kid's magazine of the prewar period in Japan. There were contributions in each heavily illustrated issue by some of the finest illustrators and writers of the time. This issue includes work by Okamoto Kiichi, Kawakami Shiro^, Katsuyama Shigeru, Iwaoka Tomoe, Ota Saburo, and many others. Issues are seldom found today, this copy is a bit rubbed and soiled but overall in very good condition and doubly unusual thus.