~~ Book 1959101122 ~~

This is Okinawa
Blackie Bradford & Willard Howland

 
Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The only major fault is a heavy vertical crease on the front cover. The covers have light soiling. One cover corner is creased and the spine covering has scraped areas. No marking, staining or foxing.

 
"Blackie" (E. G.) Bradford (photographs)
Howland, Willard J. (text):
Pictures of Okinawa, Tokyo, 8vo (7 1/4 x 9 in), 1959, stated fourth printing, no copyright notice but "All Right Reserved," published by Charles E. Tuttle Co., printed by Obun Printing company, 192 black and white halftone reproductions of photographs, illustrated paper wraps, staple bound internally with cover lightly glued to spine, 71 pp. The photographs are each accompanied by a title and usually a paragraph or two of descriptive text. On the back cover the price is $1.25 in the Far East, 150 B yen in Okinawa and 450 yen in Japan. A photo essay on Okinawa and it's culture in the early to mid-1950s.

An edition with no printing number specified has been reported and this book carries the year 1954, the Tuttle imprint with printing by Kyowa Printing company and a copyright notice. A seventh printing dated 1963 have been confirmed. Both this printing (fourth) and the seventh printing state "First Edition 1954."

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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


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