OKAMOTO, K. S.
Ancient and modern various usages; of Tokio Japan
Tokio : Y. T. R. Morito, 1885. Octavo, Japanese wrappers (a little foxed), stitchbound, in the rare printed paper slipcase, pp. , folded leaves, printed in colour, a very fine copy. Text in Japanese and English. Housed in a custom Japanese box.
An utterly charming guide to Japanese customs in the Meiji period, including Japanese hairstyles and hats, children’s games, exhibition sports, beggars, and types of cake, each illustrated with wonderful colour woodcuts. Ancient and modern various usages is not uncommon but it is rarely found in such fine condition with the original and fragile wraparound paper case.