Kodomo no Kuni コドモノクニ [Land of Children]Vol. 1 #3 March 三月 第一巻 第三號 1922 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, There are 4 flimsy pages with notes for mothers. 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 many illustrations by Honda Shôtarô, Takei Takeo, Itô Takashi, Itô Kô, Yodoshi Motohiko, and many others. Early and lovely issue of this periodical. Slight cover wear, a few marks of foxing, else good condition. Remarkable work...
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.