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* Mainichi Shimbun "Photo Reportage November 3 - Culture Day" 1956 Photobook

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Mainichi Shimbun. "Ju-ichi Gatsu Mikka no Kiroku" - "Photo Reportage November 3." Japan: Mainichi Shimbun Sha, 1956, First Edition, PB, (no dj as issued), 18 cm x 15 cm, 148 pp, b/w photos, text in Japanese.

A fascinating document of Japan's "Culture Day" holiday. If these photos are all truly taken on one day then the year must have been 1955 since this was published in February of 1956. The joy of the Japanese people emerging from the difficult post-war years is almost palpable. "Culture Day" exists to promote the arts and various fields of academic endeavor, local governments typically choose this day to hold art exhibits, culture festivals, and parades. Often award ceremonies for distinguised artists and scholars are also held. Photos of practically all of Japan's famous temples and scenic landmarks are here, along with famous faces, lots of people of all ages and plenty of beautiful kimonos.

Condition: Good, pages with text are toned, inevitable with the paper type - the photo pages are printed on a higher quality slightly glossy paper and are still white, cover has some wear.

Shipping costs: Checkout settings are for International airmail "small packet" (available for packages up to 2 kg), delivery estimated at 5-8 days - $8.70. Two other shipping options are also available: Economy airmail shipping SAL (surface/air), delivery estimated at 2-3 weeks - $5.80; and International EMS (express mail service), delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $15.00. Shipping weight: approx. 430g.

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