Kodomo No Matsuri [Children's Festival]

By: Kurosaki Yoshisuke (1905-1984)

Price: $125.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


Japanese illustrator noted for producing books for children based on Japanese folk tales. He shared a belief with several artist friends that paintings for children should also be art. Their art is part of the Showa Era (1926-89)

Color printed pictorial wrappers Illustrated throughout with images of children's games and festival celebrations. 7.875 by 7.25 inches; 20 by 18.5cm; 44 pages. The paper wraps have light hand-soiling and the pages have evenly and gently age-toned. [Tokyo]: [Bunka Kensetsusha], [1949],

Text in Japanese, Full translation into English on carbon paper laid in at each page [readable cursive pencil] and a full text and image report on tissue paper. [3 typed pages].

The issue is similar to one [1] listing in OCLC [Princeton] [Kodomo no matsuri; Children's Day] but the size is slightly different and this has 4 more pages. The OCLC title is the third edition. A rather scarce piece and unique with the full translation.

Kurosaki Yoshisuke was born in Nagasaki Prefecture. In 1925, he entered the Kawabata Art School, and began studying art full time. He won his first award in the Chuo Art Exhibition in 1927. He joined the New Nippon Doga Group, an organization to promote innovation of children's paintings in 1934. He released works for several magazines, including Kodomo-no-Kuni and Kinder Book. In 1961, he participated in establishing the second Japan Doga Artist Association with Takei Takeo and other painters. His masterpieces include Momotaro [The Peach Boy] and Shita-kiri Suzume [The Tongue-cut Sparrow], which are based on Japanese folk stories.

"In Japan, there are many fancy and interesting tales for children from ancient-time. My works are based on these tales which are very popular in Japan. The drawing technique is traditional Japanese style." Kurosaki Yoshisuke.

Subject: Japanese Festivals; Japan-Children; Japan-Social life and customs; Folk tales; Children's ----- Ref JapanTimes; OCLC 179278435

Title: Kodomo No Matsuri [Children's Festival]

Author Name: Kurosaki Yoshisuke (1905-1984)

Categories: CHILDREN'S BOOKS,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Tokyo, 1949

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: None Issued

Type: Book

Seller ID: 012166

Keywords: Japanese Festivals; Japan-Children; Japan-Social life and customs; Folk tales; Children's,