1937. Item #90430
Kodomo No Kuni. コドモノクニ. Vol. 16 #8 第八號. Showa 12 . 昭和十二年. Tokyo. Tokyosha. 第十六巻 . 25 x 25.5cm large format children’s full color illustrated magazine published in Japan from 1922 to 1944. Japanese text with hiragana, katakana and furigana.
This special issue focuses on “Our Rivers,” exploring the theme through illustrated stories about hikers, lumberjacks, electric plants and other topics. 11 lovely double page images, as well as front and rear wrapper art, by painter, woodblock artist and illustrator Hatsuyama Shigeru 初山滋 (1897-1973), artist, writer and activist Murayama Tomoyoshi 村山知義 (1901 - 1977) (middle image), Kimura Toshinori 木村俊徳, Natsukawa Hachiro 夏川八郎 and others. Contributors known throughout the artistic and literary worlds ensured that the magazine was the first of its kind. The artwork is justly famous and utterly charming.
Foxing on rear wrapper. Chipping on bottom of some pages and rear wrappers.