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KAWABATA RYUSHI. - [Boken Shosetsu Sugoroku].

Tokyo, Nihon Shonen 1913 (Taisho 2). Colour broadside 79x54cm. A few small holes in the folds; pretty good. ¶ The new year gift from the boys' magazine Nihon Shonen is called an adventure novel and so it is: action packed and perilous from start to finish. Kawabata's career took a curious turn during a 1913 stay in America to study western painting. Apparently he was so impressed with the Japanese art he saw in Boston he switched to being a Nihonga painter. Still, he remained being an illustrator for magazines for quite some time. As did most of the early to mid 20th century artists now revered.
AUD 300.00 [Appr.: EURO 193.5 US$ 230.49 | £UK 166.75 | JP¥ 24983] Book number 10734

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