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ANCIENT AND MODERN VARIOUS USAGES OF TOKIO, JAPAN.
- Tokyo 1885, Morito. Stitched Japanese style binding, [125]p. double folded leaves, profusely illustrated with many color woodblocks, English text, 15 x 23 cm., very good,minor cover wear contents clean. Q U I T E S C A R C E A marvelous dictionary of things Japanese from 1885, also a language dictionary, showing both English and Japanese words for articles illustrated. Superb color woodblock illustrat- ions by the celebrated Chikanobu.The table of contents lists the subjects as: the figure of female hair; common trade marks; Japanese hat and cap; Hair-tool of women; Hair-pins & combs; Japanese female clothing; The amusements of children; The words of children; Exhibitions for money; The kind of beggar; The celebrated articles and food in Tokio; The names of cake. The coiffeur section shows 60 different styles. About 176 trademarks, 94 hats, 12 hair tools, 23 hair pins, 18 combs, 24 different kinds of clothing & Kimono, 36 pict- tures of boys amusements; 16 for girls, 60 for both boys and girls. Some 32 Japanese exhibitions or entertainments, pass- times, 48 beggars. Each of the pictures show the Japanese word in Romaji, Kanji or Kana, with the English translation, thus making this useful to both English and Japanese native speakers. A very good illustrated dictionary and reference tool. A whole array of fascinating objects from mid-19th century Meiji Japanese life. A color scan can be sent by e-mail. A L W A Y S R A R E
      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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