Dairen [i.e. Dalian / Port Arthur] Japan: Chū-nichi bunka kyōkai, 1931. Illustrations by ISHIDA Ginshō. Color lithographic illustrated book; accordion style.
Color lithographic illustrated book; accordion style, printed on both sides housed in a folding cover. Each image measures: 4 9/16 by 7 in. (11.5 x 17.6 cm); Outside cover closed: 4 7/8 by 4 x 1 1/4 in. (12.38 x 10.16 by 3.17 cm); Outside cover opened: 4 7/8 by 13 1/8 in. (12.38 x 33.33 cm) Each image/panel is signed by the artist Ishida’s with his style “Ginshō”; the stamp on each says “Ginshō.”
The images photographed include one of a “small inn,” an “old stupa/tower,” and “tree shade.”
This lovely piece has wear on some joints, a scuff on inside of panel 1 and 2; and wear to folding cover with the loss of one bone fastener. Two joints have been professionally repaired, the joint hold to the cover on one side is tender and reinforced.
Good. Item #16588
After its victory in the Russo-Japanese War of 1905, Japan sponsored large-scale immigration into and settlement of Manchuria, what is now northeast China, and eventually declared the founding of “Manchukuo” in 1931. This book was produced as part of Japanese settlement in Manchuria.