~~ Book 1949160105 ~~

Life Scenes of Japan
Text by Leo Marescaux


2nd Edition, 1949

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. There is a waterstained area measuring approximately 6 x 2 cm at the top left (when viewed from the front cover). The area is visible on the front cover, the next 2 folded pages and the outside of the back cover. The spine covering is complete but has several tears. None of the pages are severed at the folded edge. There is a partially visible ink signature on the page opposite the inside front cover.

Y. Nishinomiya
Marescaux, Leo:
Life Scenes of Japan, Text by Leo Marescaux, Y. Nishinomiya, Tokyo (17 Kami Negishi-cho), 2nd edition, Showa 34 (1949), spine covered, red silk stab ties, 4 x 6 in - 10.1 x 15.2 cm, 14 folded crepe paper pages (including the covers), 28 pages total. Each month is illustrated and discussed on a facing page. This book has the months of the year but not a day by day calendar. The 1931 first printing carries an imprint reading "T. Hasegawa" as opposed to the Y. Nishinomiya imprint.

The subjects of the woodblocks are:

  • Jan. - New Year's Day
  • Feb. - The Festival of the Fox
  • Mar. - The Festival of Dolls
  • Apr. - Cherry-Blossoms at Mukojima
  • May - The Festival of Boys
  • June - Iris at Horikiri
  • July - The Festival of Lanterns
  • Aug. - Summer in Kyoto
  • Sep. - The Festival of Chrysanthemums
  • Oct. - The Festival of "Ebisu"
  • Nov. - Autumn at Momiji-Yama
  • Dec. - Preparing for New Year

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Colophon, 2nd Edition, 1949 (back cover)

1st Edition Published: Showa 6 (1931).11.1
2nst Edition: Showa 24 (1949).6.25
Address: 17 Kami Negishi-cho


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