1923. Item #90790
Kodomo no Kuni コドモノクニ [Land of Children] Vol. 2 #10 September 1 九月一日 第二巻 第十號 大正十二 1923 26.1x 18.6 cm large-format children’s full color illustrated magazine on heavy paper 32 pages including outside and inside front and rear wrappers, Japanese text with hiragana, katakana, and furigana and illustrated stories, songs, and poems for children, many double-page... Colophon on the inside back cover.Color front wrapper art and double-page illustrations. There are illustrations by Okamoto Kiichi、ItôTakashi, Takei Take、Honda Shôtarô, and others. There are no "flimsy pages", but the magazine itself is in good, slightly faded condition, the front and back covers are detached but present. Remarkable work... Hard to believe this was a children's magazine, given the aesthetics and high-quality production...
Kodomo no Kuni コドモノクニ [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, painters, and writers of the time. A wonderful artifact at the intersection of high art and popular illustration. In good condition throughout. A lovely work. Given the loose covers:.