1927. Item #90212
[CHILDREN'S MAGAZINE - JAPANESE]. KODOMO NO KUNI Number 7 from Volume Six. Numbers 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11 & 12. Shôwa 2  Tôkyôsha, Tôkyô. Each bound in wrappers, 25.8 x 18.8 cm. On quality paper, printed in color throughout. Kodomo no Kuni (The Land of Children) was the finest children's magazine of the prewar period in Japan. Amazingly long-lived, it was published from 1922 to 1944... There were contributions in each heavily illustrated issue by some of the finest illustrators and writers of the time, including Takei Takeo, Murayama Tomoyoshi, and Okamoto Kiichi. Any issues of the magazine have become very difficult to find, and runs practically unheard of. Many issues of the magazine had a section of printed material on flimsy paper laid in at the rear, often with song text. This issue does not have such a flimsy, which may or may not have been included originally. In fairly clean condition. A wonderful artifact at the intersection of high art and popular illustration.