1926. Item #88937
[AVANT-GARDE] Murayama Tomoyoshi, Yanase Masamu, et al. YUUMOA THE HUMOR Dai-ichigo. Tokyo: Taishô 15 . Small 8vo., illustrated wrappers. Edited by Wagatsuma Heikichi. The first number of this magazine, heavily illustrated in b+w and color manga-like cartoons, done by some of the foremost avant-garde authors and artists of the day, several of whom had been closely involved with the MAVO movement a few years before. Murayama had brought back Grosz cartoons from Berlin in 1923, influencing his fellow Mavoist Yanase. There are several cartoons in the present work which show that influence. Altogether an interesting look at the left-wing during Taishô and early Shôwa. The magazine only lasted for 4 issues and soon faded away - it is virtually unknown outside Japan and scarcely within. Very delicate and ephemeral. Very good condition. Scarce.