Kyoto: The Miyako Hotel, (1930?). Folding brochure with map of Kyoto on one side and merchant advertisements on the other, 37 x 53 cm. (when unfolded). A former hotel visitor apparently ignored this inked request on front: "Please leave the map when you leave our hotel in your desk."
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n.p. Marine Corps Publicity Bureau, 1942. Printed on cardstock. Approximately 28 x 35cm. Cartoon by Talburt. A large hand (Labeled "U.S. Forces") holds two knives in chopstick fashion around the head of a caricatured Japanese soldier. The knives are labeled "1st Battle of the Solomons" and "2nd Battle of the...
Washington: GPO, 1882. Paperback. 7p. No separate wrapper. Disbound (removed from a bound volume). 23cm. Old stitchmarks along left side. Small tears in bottom margin throughout. 47th Congress, 1st Session. Senate. Misc. Doc. No. 70. A petition to the U.S. Congress.
[Tokyo]: Nippon Superior Products Association, 1938. Hardcover. black & white photos, 209p. Original decorated cloth. 26cm. Cover slightly warped. No Jacket.
Osaka: Mainichi, (1947). Paperback. Illustrated (mostly black & white on newsprint but there are 3 color plates), 175, p. Softcover in original wrapper. 27cm. Cover scuffing and wear. Content moderately browned. This uncommon volume appears to constitute the first issue of New Japan (1948-1974), a glossy annual volume, full of...
Los Angeles: Shin Nichi-Bei Shinbunsha, 1961. Hardcover. photos in text (on 9 separate pages), 23, 1431, 19p. Original flexible blue binding. 26cm. Card slipcase. No Jacket (probably never had one). Scuffing on backstrip. Japanese text. A rather large volume about Japanese Americans published by New Japanese American News, Inc. in...
[Tokyo]: 1947. Paperback. 8p. Newsprint. Tabloid-sized (28 x 41cm.). Later folds. Light to moderate browning. Most of this issue devoted to a Silk Fair on the 3rd Floor, Shirokiya Dept. Store.
[Tokyo]: 1945. Paperback. 4p. Newsprint. 56cm. Two later folds. Rubbed along folds with loss of some lettering. Browned. Half-column story on front page: MacArthur to Institute Women's Suffrage Here."
["In the Philippines"]: 1945. Paperback. Broadside. 21 x 27cm. Later folds. U.S. Military bulletin. Headline: Japan says "Yes" White House Confirms Domei Announcement.
["In the Philippines"]: 1945. Paperback. Broadside. 21 x 27cm. Later folds. Lightly browned. Headline: "Japs Quit" followed by brief text announcing that Japan was willing to accept the Allied surrender terms, asking only that they be allowed to keep "the prerogative of their Emperor."
["In the Philippines"]: 1945. Paperback. 10p. Stapled twice along left edge. 34cm. Later folds. Browned. Staples rusty. Military news bulletin. "V-J Edition." Headline: "Allies accept Offer; Byrnes announces Big Four Decision."
["In the Philippines"]: 1945. Paperback. Broadsheet. 21 x 33cm. Later folds. Military news bulletin. Headline on front: Japan Accepts Terms: MacArthur Top Man.
n.p. n.d. [1950s?]. Paperback. 10p. Sheets stapled in upper corner. 30cm. Horizontal crease throughout. Mimeographed text printed on one side only. A short story/essay about a child given up by his Japanese mother and whose father was an African American sergeant serving a life sentence at Leavenworth. Author not identified.....
[Tokyo]: 1946. Paperback. photos, p. Wrapper. 36cm. Slight rippling. On cover: "For American Occupation Forces in Japan and Korea."
[Tokyo]. Paperback. photos, p. Wrapper. 36cm. Issued to commemorate the first year of Occupation of Japan.
Tokyo: 1948. Paperback. 16p. Newsprint. 41cm. Later folds. Moderately browned.
[Tokyo]: 1945. Paperback. photos, p. Wrapper. 37cm. Newsprint. For American Occupation forces in Japan and Korea.
Tokyo: Board of Tourist Industry, Japanese Government Railways, 1939. Paperback. photos, folding map, vii, 138p. Pictorial wrapper. 19cm. Some cover soil and spotting.
[Tokyo]: Shogun Age Exhibition Executive Committee, (c. 1983). 2nd ed. Hardcover. Illustrated (almost all color), 279p. dj. 28cm. Exhibited at the Los Angeles County Art Museum and at institutions in Dallas, Munich and Paris.
Kyoto: Business Men of Kyoto, . Paperback. 24p. Softcover. Narrow 18cm. Laid in is a folded four-page leaflet ("Preparing Ourselves for the Emergency: An Address Delivered at the Initial Meeting of the Movement for National Spiritual Mobilization," by Prince Ayamaro Konoe).
n.p. n.d. [1923?]. map, photos (4 tinted), 184p. Cloth-covered boards. Later ribbon ties. Oblong 23cm. Cover extremities worn at corners and along joints. Contents sound. Good. Japanese title & text, with captions also in English. Our title appears on the cover (along with the Japanese title).
Tokyo: Spotlight Publishing Company, 1946. 32p. Original wrapper. 26cm. Some wrinkling and browning of pulp paper but still quite sound. Kenji Suzuki was President and Asataro Sakai was Executive Editor. Subtitle on cover: The All-English Magazine.
Printed in Tokyo: 1945. Paperback. 32p. Wrapper. 26cm. Cover scuffing. "Eighth Army's Eichelberger" pictured on front cover. Printed in Japan. The Colt edition is physically larger than the "Pacific Pony" edition although the two editions appear to have the same 32-page content.
Two Unsigned Pencil Sketches of Japanese Scenes. 19 x 27cm. (including blank margins and captions). Undated but not recent. This two original art sketches are decent quality amateur sketches. One titled simply "Sketch on the Tokaido" depicts three figures on a straight section of roadway which is overarched on both...
Kyoto: Z. Matsuki, 1925. Paperback. 3 vols. 192 plates, 27cm. Tied oriental-style silk wrappers. Contents double-leaved. Printed list of plates at front of each volume followed by the black & white plates. Former owner's address label in each volume; otherwise almost as new with some fraying along edges. Housed in...