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Two Sets of Postcards by an Ainu Artist

Kamui no Mori [カムイの森] and Kotan no Kaze [コタンの風]

Tejima, Keizaburō. [Asahikawa, Hokkaido?]: Baihōdō, [ca. 1980s?]. Two sets of black and white postcards, probably offset-printed, of woodblock-printed illustrations of animals  and Ainu people by artist Tejima Keizaburō (1935-). The first set, `Kamui no Mori`, contains six postcards of  birds, animals, and fish native to Hokkaido. The second set, `Kotan no Kaze` ...

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On How to Read a Western Clock

Shinhen Seiyō Tokei Benran [新編西洋時計輯覧]

Tsuji, [Masakari?] [selections by].

[S.l.: s.n.], Meiji 2 [1869].

 

A charming early Meiji period chart on the reading of western clock faces. The change in Japan from the old lunar  calendar to the Gregorian calendar was made in November of Meiji 5 [1872], several years after the publication of  this chart. This chart was therefore quite literally `before ...

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The Menu of the 'Japanese Night' Dinner Attended by Oscar Wilde and His Lover

Ye Sette of Odd Volumes, Limmer's Hotel, Friday, June the Third, 1892

[London]: Ye Sette, 1892.

 

The menu of the `Japanese Night` dinner held in 1892 by members of Ye Sette of Odd Volumes (an English club of  bibliophiles founded by book dealer Bernard Quaritch in 1878) and attended by many members of the Japan Society.  The night is known to have been attended by, amongst others, Narinori Okoshi, Captain Y. Kawara, Arthur Diosy,&n ...

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