International Exhibition, 1876
Official Catalogue of the Japanese Section and
Descriptive Notes on the Industry and Agriculture of Japan

Imperial Japanese Commission
International Exhibition, 1876, Official Catalogue of the Japanese Section and Descriptive Notes on the Industry and Agriculture of Japan, Philadelphia, published by The Japanese Commission, printed by W.P. Kildare, 1876, 8vo, paper wraps, 4 plates, 130 pp. The exhibition contained 7 exhibits from the Ryukyu Islands. These included lacquer ware, cloth and paper. The Japanese exhibits probably were the first introduction of Okinawan bingata fabric to the United States. Pages 114-115 discuss Japanese gardening/horticulture and references "dwarf trees." An early discussion of the art of bonsai gardening as practiced in Japan.


Table of Contents

Preface 3 List of Commissioners 5 List of Exhibitors 7 Catalogue 13 Descriptive Notes on the Industry and Agriculture of Japan 37 Additional Notes 117 Description of the Silkworm Breeding in Japan 119 Index to Descriptive Notes 129 Plans of the Main Building and Agricultural Building Map of Japan

The book has 4 plates. The plates are all printed on one side of thin paper.

List of Exhibitors Click on picture for the complete list of exhibitors (pages 6-12) Plates: Philadelphia International Exposition, Main Building, Ground Plan after page 12 (color lithograph, 2 folds out) Agricultural Building. Ground Plan, after page 30 Tabular Statement of Mines and Chief Seats of Industry in Japan, after page 36 Map of "The Empire of Japan" with insert of "Riu Kiu Islands" at rear (2 folds out, 1 fold down)


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