1927. Item #90392
Toyosha, publisher. Fujingahō 婦人書報 The Ladies Graphic no 267. Tokyo : Tokyosha, 1927 November. 26 x18.5m. 192 pp. Western bound magazine in colored, printed paper wrappers that opens Japanese style. Japanese text with some English language captions. November issue of a monthly womens' lifestyle magazine, Fujingahō, established in 1905, and continuing today. Detailed articles, photos, both black and white and tinted, and charming illustrated ads reveal the concerns and interests of the Japanese housewife in the late 1920s. The topics cover a wide range of the aesthetic and practical, including beauty, fashion, kimono, children, housekeeping, interior design, movies and the Imperial family. A time capsule of daily life in Fall of 1927 that is also striking in its similarity to topics covered today. Articles that reveal curiosity toward Western influence, such as foreign hairstyles for young women, and living rooms with Western furniture, are accompanied by intriguing photos. Some light soiling on back cover, a little loss at foot of spine and top fore corner a little crumpled.