1935. Item #88988
KAWASAKI Kyosen. OMOCHA GAFU 10 vols. Ôsaka, Shôwa 7-10 [1932-5]. Each volume with printed paper title label, string-bound Japanese-style fukuro-toji. Complete set of this illustrated guide to Japanese playthings. Each 23.6 x 16.5 cm volume has 4 full page color woodblock-printed plates and one folding double-size woodblock print, hence 50 in all. Then the scholarly text in Japanese is heavily illustrated in b+w. Wonderful set, in many ways more informative than the UNAI NO TOMO set. The 10 volumes are in fine condition in a chitsu clasped case. Very unusual.