Item #90981 Naniga Kanojo o Sōsasetaka? 何が彼女をそうさせたか?[What Made Her Do It?]. author Fujimori Seikichi 藤森成吉, cover artwork Murayama Tomoyoshi 村山知義.
Naniga Kanojo o Sōsasetaka? 何が彼女をそうさせたか?[What Made Her Do It?]
Naniga Kanojo o Sōsasetaka? 何が彼女をそうさせたか?[What Made Her Do It?]
Naniga Kanojo o Sōsasetaka? 何が彼女をそうさせたか?[What Made Her Do It?]
Naniga Kanojo o Sōsasetaka? 何が彼女をそうさせたか?[What Made Her Do It?]

Naniga Kanojo o Sōsasetaka? 何が彼女をそうさせたか?[What Made Her Do It?]

Item #90981

Fujimori Seikichi 藤森成吉, author and Murayama Tomoyoshi 村山知義, cover artwork. Naniga Kanojo o Sōsasetaka? 何が彼女をそうさせたか?[What Made Her Do It?]. Kaizōsha 改造社. Tokyo. Showa 2 昭和2年 [1927]. 19 x 13.5cm hardcover book opens Japanese style. Cover artwork by avant-garde artist and critic Murayama Tomoyoshi 村山知義 (1901-1977). The black and brown design on a cream background features the title as well as the artist’s signature “tom” in the lower left corner. Title page, table of contents and an introduction by the author Fujimori Seikichi 藤森成吉 dated 1927 are printed in Japanese text. 252 pages of Japanese text followed by a colophon with a laid-down seal in bright green and red and [3] pages of publisher book advertisements. P. 5, p. 95 and p. 205 each have a small black and white line drawing.

Naniga Kanojo o Sōsasetaka? 何が彼女をそうさせたか?[What Made Her Do It?] is a play in 6 acts with 9 scenes that was originally serialized in the magazine Kaizō 改造 (ran from 1919 - 1955) before being released as a book. In 1930 it was turned into a feature film, originally as a silent movie, but later with a sound recording. The film was a huge hit, setting a record for its long run. However, due to a fire at the production company a number of months later, the footage was lost. A version of the film was discovered in Russia in the early 1990s, and, after a few years of controversy, it was re-released in Japan, with subtitles in place of the missing scenes.

Cover artist Murayama Murayama was one of the most influential thinkers in Japanese avant-garde literary and artistic circles of the time. He had co-founded the seminal art group MAVO in 1923 and had recently left them to become more involved in drama, art criticism and the Proletarian art movement. >p> Wear to covers with damage to spine at bottom with a piece missing. Foxing on covers and throughout. A tear at the top margin of p. 87.

Price: $150.00