Dolls on Display. Japan in Miniature. Being an Ilustrated Commentary on the Girls' Festival and the Boys' Festival. G. CAIGER.

Dolls on Display. Japan in Miniature. Being an Ilustrated Commentary on the Girls' Festival and the Boys' Festival.

Tokyo: Hokuseido Press. Showa 15. [ 1940]. 2nd Edition. Stock ID #161165

4 colour plates, 2 folding, numerous black and white photographic illustrations, xi + 141pp. Attractive purple cloth covered boards, contrasting red cloth title label upper cover, Japanese binding with tassle ties, cloth worn with loss at corners and edges. Good copy.

The author writing in the 1930s notes the young Japanese are becoming more Westernized "their bobbed heads buzz with thoughts of cinemas and sports. So it is that every year a decreasing number really understands the significance of the festival figures and their tiny trappings." The book is divided into two parts: The Girls Festival and The Boys Festival with an appendix.

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