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Image for Japan The Pocket Guide 1947

Japan The Pocket Guide 1947

By: N/A

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Tokyo, Japan Travel Bureau 1947: 1947

Seller ID: 0254

Condition: Very good


After WWII the Japan Travel Bureau produced quite a lot of literature in English promoting travel, most of it very attractive. This small book is all of that with pretty Japanese endpapers, lots of black and white photographs, and a very crisp fold-out map at the back. English text is most interesting covering history, education, religion, products and industries, sports, fine arts, costume, and amusements among other topics. Book measures 5"x7-1/2" and has 160 pages. View more info

Image for Fortune Magazine March, 1935 (Japanese Silk; 6 Day Bike Race Madison Square Garden)

Fortune Magazine March, 1935 (Japanese Silk; 6 Day Bike Race Madison Square Garden)

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Time-Life: 1935

Edition: Volume XI, No. 3

Seller ID: 1384

Condition: Good


There is a bit damage to this one, but I bought it anyway because the article about Japanese silk is fantastic! I'll get to that soon, but first you need to know that the upper corner of the last couple pages and the back cover corner were all creased up. I have been able to smooth it all out (see photos)-- we're talking just a couple pages at the back. One required archival tape before the corner fell off and one has a small loss of a corner. The cover just shows several creases at the corner. There's also a small bit of wear to both the top and bottom of the spine, but it doesn't impinge on ... View more info

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Nara Yanatoji (Japan, 1993 English text)

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Japan, Tourist Division of Nara Prefecture: 1993

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 1455

Condition: Very good


This is beautiful introduction to the charms of Nara, Japan. It's very large at 8-3/4" wide by 14-1/2" tall with 64 full color pages printed on quality coated paper. Many other quality features include a dust jacket, plentiful color photographs, and TEXT IN BOTH JAPANESE AND ENGLISH. Very, very beautiful View more info

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Centennial Celebration of the Opening of Japan 1853-1953

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Washington D.C., United states Printing Office: 1953

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 1711

Condition: Fine


Crisp and clean, almost as new, very gently kept by original owner. Booklet is quite handsome with bold cover graphics, quality coated paper, and full page illustrations inside. Measures 7"x10" and has 28 pristine pages. The centennial commemorates Commodore Perry's opening of Japan to commercial and cultural relations with the western world. The text relates the historical event and how it came to pass. Surprisingly uncommon. View more info

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Postcard Set Ritsurin Park Japan (oversized in color)

By: N/A

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Japan, Publisher Unknown: Date unknown

Seller ID: 1768

Condition: Fine condition


Beautiful, glossy, contemporary postcards oversized in a folder which measures 6" x 8". The cards are printed at back in Japanese, but also show English captions. None have been used and are pristine. Scenes include: Fuyonuma, a wooden bridge, Kikugetsu-Tei arbor and plum trees, Kansui Pond, Hyakkoku-Matsu, a villa at West Pond, Hako-Matsu box pine, Goyono Matsu, South Pond with Iris Flowers, Nanko South Pond in spring, whole scenery of Hokko North Pond, South Pond in rain, a rocky Senki in South Pond, whole scenery of Nanko South Pond, and south Pond in fall. View more info

Image for Japonisme: Japanese Influence on French Art 1854-1910 (2 catalogs, 1975)

Japonisme: Japanese Influence on French Art 1854-1910 (2 catalogs, 1975)

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland Museum of Art et al.: 1975

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 1813

Condition: Very good


These are examples of beautiful and informative art catalogs. There's a large one that's like a book and another thin one to augment it. The smaller one is most common,but usually it doesn't include the over pages protecting the cover as shown here. There is much to read in the large book which features full page tipped-in color art in addition to that which is printed on the page, primarily in black and white. The catalog measures 8" x 10-1/2" and is very clean and tightly bound. Cover is plain white and pristine, designed with a dustjacket which shows a small horizontal crease to lower fr... View more info

Image for Boston Museum of Fine Arts MFA Bulletin, Vol. 76, 1978 (Picasso "Standing Figure")

Boston Museum of Fine Arts MFA Bulletin, Vol. 76, 1978 (Picasso "Standing Figure")

By: N/A

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Boston. Mass., Boston Museum of fine Arts: 1978

Edition: Volume 76

Seller ID: 2276

Condition: Fine condition


Beautifully kept museum magazine which has 63 pages divided into four articles which are: Views of the Floating World (Japanese art); A "Madonna by Lorenzo Lotto; A Visit to the Museum, a painting by Degas; and Picasso's "Standing Figure." All are lengthy detailed pieces replete with black and white photos throughout. Crisp and clean and measures 8"x11". View more info

Image for The Foundation of Japanese culture and the Oomoto Religion (1957)

The Foundation of Japanese culture and the Oomoto Religion (1957)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Japan, Oomoto Cultural Institution: 1957

Edition: first edition stated

Seller ID: 2699

Condition: Very Good condition


This one's a small booklet which focuses on the relation between the culture in the Tamba region and the Oomoto religion. The booklet measures 5" x 7-1/2" and has 11 pages. The only fault is creasing to the last page due to a plate affixed with water and glue to the final page showing edition and other publishing information. There are several several photographs at the front. The Oomoto religion is a Sectarian Shinto sect, one of many which sprang up in the 1950's. Not often seen. View more info

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Buddhist Images In Nara Japan (Eight Color Prints, plus image to front envelope)

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Japan, Unknown Publishers: No date stated

Seller ID: 2714

Condition: Prints fine; Envelope Very Good


Beautiful offering which is an envelope with a print affixed to front and eight other prints enclosed. The envelope is in lovely condition and has never been sealed. The print on the cover is Gakko Bosatu (Bodhisattva of the Moon). Others are: Kudara Kannon; Senju-Kannon-Bosatu (Thousand-armed Kannon); Bakira-Daisho (Vajra); Komoku-Ten; Gigei,Ten; Miroku Bosatsu;Buddha Birushana (Great Buddha); and Ashura. Primts are pristine and measure 8" x 10". Explanation of each is at back of print. View more info

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Cutout Dressing Books; Japanese Paperdolls

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Japan, No publisher stated: No date. Circa 1940s-50's

Seller ID: 2894

Condition: Like new


This is a charming paperdoll book with a Japanese flair. There's no date, but the pictures seem to suggest that it comes from the 1940's or 50s. Everything is die-cut, so no scissors necessary. Just pop out the dolls, the clothes, and the accessories and it's time to play. There are four pages filled with items -- I've photographed them all so you can see everything that comes with it. Book measures 7-1/2 x 10-1/2" in beautiful condition. View more info

Image for The Most Promising Artist Grand Prix Print Contest Catalog (1984)

The Most Promising Artist Grand Prix Print Contest Catalog (1984)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Japan, RYU International Gallery: 1984

Edition: 12th annual

Seller ID: 3053

Condition: Very good condition


This catalog is written in both Japanese and English. I have no idea where I got it and when - it just fell out of the closet this morning. According to the preface this 1984 contest was celebrating its 12th year. It had also garnered much interest with the American collector population which very much appreciated contemporary Japanese prints. The catalog is handsomely designed with a plain white cover over which is what you see in the pciture -- a black and white dustjacket. Each print is pictured, as is the artist. The fun part is to see at the back if your faves won. Catalog measures 7-1/4... View more info

Image for Town and Country Magazine May, 1963

Town and Country Magazine May, 1963

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York City, Hearst Publishing: 1963

Seller ID: 3213

Condition: Good


This is an upscale magazine with articles about "the good life". In this issue there is an extensive article about Paris, another about golf and other sports enjoyed in Japan. and the most beautiful piece of all about living with great paintings by Bonnard, Matisse, Vullard, Monet, Chagall, Cezanne and Modigliani. Accompanying it is a parade of art in full page and full color and all printed on very substantial paper. There's also a travel piece on New Orleans. The young girl on the cover is Charlotte Bingham who wrote a book titled "Coronet Among the Weeds." Magazine measures 10" x 12-3/4" w... View more info

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Geisha Secrets. A Pillow Book for Lovers (2000)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Carroll and Graf: 2000

Edition: Eddison-Sadd Edition

Seller ID: 3299

ISBN: 0786708352

Condition: Fine condition (as new)


Very attractive book which is designed in accordian style with images, and text on both sides in English. The content is divded into two parts, The Public Face of the Geisha and the The Private Face of the Geisha. The first part is about hair, kimono, make-up, guiles ,and performing as hostesses, dancers and musicians. The second section covers the shunga, the private erotica -- yearning, lovemaking, and passion told in words and pictures. Book measures 7" x 8-1/2". View more info

Image for Oribe Transformation New Pottery by Ken Matsuzaki (2014)

Oribe Transformation New Pottery by Ken Matsuzaki (2014)

By: N/A

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Boton, Massachusetts, Pucker Gallery: 2014

Seller ID: 3537

Condition: Fine condition


This catalog is beautiful inside and out and was published to accompany the exhibition held May 31 through July 13, 2014 at the Pucker Gallery in Boston. The artist is Japanese, but unlike other potters, prefers minimalist design. There are two pages at the front of the catalog explaining the Oribe colors, designs and use. There is also a time line at the back showing the high points of the artist's career. Catalog is printed on quality glossy paper and all photographs are in color. Catalog measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has 34 pristine pages. View more info

Image for National Park Fuji Hakone Izu The Beautifiul Mt Fuji (20 postcard set)

National Park Fuji Hakone Izu The Beautifiul Mt Fuji (20 postcard set)

By: N/A

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Japan, Sato: No date

Seller ID: 3547

Condition: Fine cards in very good folder


Twenty views of Mt. Fuji in all its onder. Seasons come and go as do day and nioght, but each leaves a picture of awesome beauty. the cards are a bit oversized measuring 4-1/4"x 5-3/4" .None have been used and the folder still does it's job to protect the cards. there's no date anywhere but they're contemporary with a glossy finish. View more info

Image for Oriental Art Catalog August 27, 88, 1970 Robert C. Eldred Co., Inc.

Oriental Art Catalog August 27, 88, 1970 Robert C. Eldred Co., Inc.

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: East Dennis, Massachsuetts, Robert C. Eldred Co., Inc.: 1970

Seller ID: 3648

Condition: Very good condition


Catalog is clean and bright with no tears and no writing, and is tightly bound. The only fault is a trim to the yapped edge at side edge of front cover. This is often done because the overhang develops small tears which end up with pieces of the edge falling off. This trim was better than most. The catalog measures 7" x 10-1/2" and has black and white photographs which show both Chinese and Japanese items. Most of the works came from the estate of Andrew R. Dole of Oak Park, Illinois. Session I focused on Japanese art. Among the items were prints and paintings, snuff bottles, rugs, wood carvi... View more info

Image for Eloquent Line: Contemporary Japanese Calligraphy 1993

Eloquent Line: Contemporary Japanese Calligraphy 1993

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Washington D.C., International Sculpture Center: 1993

Seller ID: 4007

ISBN: 0963363816

Condition: Fine condition


If you appreciate Japanese art this is a particularly interesting catalog, as it shows creative "waves" which changed Japanese calligraphy. This went on for a long period of time to reach the Avant Garde Calligraphy Movement in Japan which shares a relationship between the Avant Garde and Western Abstract Art. Another essay titled The Calligraphic Spirit and Modern American Art. From there we see the many samples of modern calligraphy.The catalog measures 9" square and has 111 pages. ENGLISH language primarily. (Asia Box 1) View more info

Image for Japan Air Lines Presents Pictorial Guides to the Orient; Entertainment Shopping Travel Food

Japan Air Lines Presents Pictorial Guides to the Orient; Entertainment Shopping Travel Food

By: N/A

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Tokyo, Japan Air Lines: 1977-1978

Seller ID: 4209

Condition: Booklets Fine; Box Very good


The four booklets inside this box are beautiful and each has its own theme -- shopping, entertaining, food and travel. Japan is part of the theme of course, but other interesting Asian countries are also pictured and described. The booklets are like brand new despite their publication dates of 1976 and 1977. The box shous a littl wear, but is still sturdy. The whole thing measures 8-1/2" x 12-3/4". Together the booklets have 92 pages. View more info

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Voici Le Japon

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Japon, Ministere Des Affaires Etrangeres: 1967

Seller ID: 4295

Condition: Near fine conditiomn


Very nice booklet which helps travelers to undestand the country and its life. The booklet measures 6" x 8" with 31 pages. The text is in French throughout, but i was able to pick up the drift due ot the simplicity of the titles. Topics include the imperial family, the people, the homes, the government, the economy, the agriculture, cultured pearls,industry, commerce,science and technology, education, art, religion and sports. There are photos on every pages, some in black and white and some color. Very nice. View more info

Image for Kyoto Map and Brochure and Kyoto Booklet via Government

Kyoto Map and Brochure and Kyoto Booklet via Government

By: N/A

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Nichiku Osaka, Japan and Kyoto, Warajiya Co. LTD and large Booklet by Kyoto government: No date stated

Edition: Folded Cardstock

Seller ID: 4299


There is no date on this item, but I think it's probable that it was part of the wave of Japanese travel items after WWII. This is a giant map which measures 21" x 29" open and folds down to 3-3/4" x 10-1/2". The art inside is charming and offers much information about Kyoto and how to explore it. I did repair a few small tears along the map creases with archival tape which is practically unable to be seen. There is also a crease on one panel that I was able to flatten with an iron. The text is in ENGLISH. I just added this large booklet because they make a handsome pair. This one has large ... View more info