~~ Book 1954120809-6 ~~
This is Okinawa
Dating this book. Like many of Blackie's books, this book (first edition) does not have a date of publication on the title page. However, other editions do carry dates. An edition with no printing number specified and a copyright notice dated 1954, the Tuttle imprint with printing by Kyowa Printing is presumed to be the first edition (printing). A fourth printing dated 1959 and seventh printing dated 1963 have been confirmed. The later printings state "First Edition 1954."
To see the covers of the first printing (1954) and fourth printing (1959), click here. On the first printing the title is against a blue background and the printing on the back cover is in blue. On the fourth printing, the title is on a black background and the printing on the back cover is in black.
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Titles as on each page (sometimes more than one per page)
1-2 Title page 3. - Papasan's Day is Done 4. - Modern Department Store & Decorations (shows a nick-nack shop) 5. - Busy Markets 6. - Pappy Yokum (daikon in open market) & Rice and Flour merchants 7. - Fish Markets 8. - Glass making 9. - Tatami making 10. - Bakeries & A common sight (grandfather and child) 11. - Sake 12. - Lacquer ware 13. - On a spindle 14. - Pottery making 15. - "Panama" hats 16. - Salt mining 17. - Printing Shops 18. - The way things are carried 19. - The horse-drawn van 20. - Cattle & Boats 21. - Shipping (war relics in background) 22. - The fertile vallys & crude harrows 23. - Turning the soil & Seed beds 24. - Threshing (full page photo, title on page 25) 25. - Yogi Agricultural Institute 26. - Boats 27. - Beaches 28. - The famous pyramids & Coastal vegetation 29. - Community washing areas 30. - Simple houses & Homes 31. - Various types of houses 32. - Formal Japanese gardens 33. - Villages nestle 34. - Waterfalls & Rice terraces 35. - (full page picture of rice terraces) 36. - Large trees 37. - Coral walls & Cycad's 38. - Terraced fields 39. - Rice fields 40. - Strolling players 41. - Permanent theaters (Ernie Pyle Theater - Naha?) 42. - Traditional plays 43. - The dressing-rooms 44. - The winners (Okinawan bull fighting) 45. - Harvest festivals 46. - About children 47. - Friendliness 48. - Children 49. - Shuri High School (in shambles after the war & new building) 50. - Schools 51. - University of the Ryukyus 52. - The Home Demonstration Cottage 53. - Hiroko Matsumura 54. - The art colony (at the edge of Shuri - picture of S. Yamada painting) 55. - Their studios (shows Blackie in Air Force uniform - 5 stripes) 56. - Shuri mission & The teachers of Christianity 57. - The church near Yonabaru 58. - Futema Cave & The central shrine 59. - The entrance to Futema Cave & A Buddhist altar 60. - Shinto shrines 61. - Kin Shrine 62. - Full page photo, title on page 63 63. - The central altar (pic on page 62) & The elaborate altar & sculpture 64. - The International Cemetery 65. - The Yuduri Tomb 66. - Tama-Udun ("place where deceased spirits live") 67. - The tables of the dead 68. - The Okinawan hearse 69. - The Police Academy Headquarters (of Karate fame) & This temple bell 70. - (full page picture), title on page 72 71. - Okinawan bridal costumes (pic on page 71) & Kimono
(192 images) on 69 pages