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"Views of Traditional Japanese Hot Spring Onsen Spas" 1953 Photobook


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"Me de miru Nihon no Onsen" - "Views of Japanese Hot Spring Spas." Japan: Nihon Kotsu sha, 1953, First Edition, HB, dj, 30 cm x 23 cm, 144 pp of b/w photos + 32 pp of info and advertisements in Japanese.

A beautiful photo document of a by-gone era - 19th and early 20th century architecture, nature scenery and a culture, uniquely Japanese that includes a kind of casual nudity seen as appropriate in the right place. Old Snow Country Spas in Tohoku, Ocean side Spas in Honshu, Volcanic Mountain Spas in Kyushu and every kind of traditional Onsen in between.

Condition: Good. Jacket exterior has wear around the edges, Interior photo pages are quite good, these pages are a nice glossier quality virtually free of any moisture effects, tipped-in colophon still present.

Shipping costs: Checkout settings are for International airmail "small packet" (available for packages up to 2 kg), delivery estimated at 5-8 days - $23.10. Two other shipping options are also available: Economy airmail shipping SAL (surface/air), delivery estimated at 2-3 weeks - $15.80; and International EMS (express mail service), delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $32.00 (USA), $37.00 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 1450g.