1930. Item #89331
[PREWAR STYLE] Asahi Shinbunsha, publisher. SHÛMI NO KINDAI-SÔ. Tôkyô, Shôwa 5 . Decorated western-style wrappers. 8vo. in size. 366pp+. Many illustrations integrated with the text. This summary of RECENT STYLE TRENDS has a multitude of essays written about everything from modern art to the maintenance of hamsters as pets. A useful and intimate guide to the lives of the western-influenced urban Japanese in the years before the turn to nativism. Near fine condition - amazing avant-garde cover patterning.