南滿州鐵道株式會社. 1933. Stock ID #163529
Coloured pop-up style brochure printed on card, 19.5 x 17cm with detached card 19.5 x 9cm. Some minor wear and browning. The card, detached along a perforated line has an outline colour map, fares and timetable. Folded decorative card with a pop-up coloured image of the landscape of Manchuria, including a Chinese-style gateway decorated with Japanese and Manchukuo flags an pictures of sheep herds, a camel and a horse rider. Created for the South Manchurian Railway Company's pavilion at "Women and Children's International Expo" (Bankoku Fujin Kodomo Hakurankai) held in Ueno Park, Tokyo, from 17 March to 10 May 1933. The Expo was organized by the Great Japan Women's Association (Dai-Nippon Fujin Rengokai). The text gives a rather breathless account of the expansion of Japan's influence on the Asian continent following the establishment of the state of Manchukuo (created the previous year): "with the creation of the transport link between Japan, Korea and Manchuria, the light of culture is starting to shine brilliantly all around East Asia". The text goes on to describe Manchuria, once thought of by Japanese as "a distant and cold place", "a nest of brigands" or "a barren wilderness" as now readily accessible, and has become a place where five different races (Japanese, Chinese, Manchurians, Mongolians and Koreans) live in harmony. The pamphlet also includes details of travel times and fares between Japan, Korea and Manchukuo. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 163529).
Price: $125.00 AU