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KAWASAKI Daiji / NISHI Masayoshi. Kintaro-san: Sumou no Maki (1942 kamishibai)

KAWASAKI Daiji / NISHI Masayoshi. Kintarou-san: Sumo no Maki (Kintaro: The Book of Sumo Wrestling). Tokyo: Nihon Kyouiku Kamishibai Kyoukai, Showa 17 (1942). With movable pieces. 1st ed.OUT OF STOCK

Description — Folio (38 x 27 cm), 18 ff. (complete), 3 mobile pieces, full-page color illustrations on obverse, text (in Japanese) on reverse, in a paper portfolio (from a more recent kamishibai, used backwards).

État / Condition — Good (foxing, yellowed paper; scribblings with pencil on the first plate and on some text pages).

Remarques & avis / Review — A gorgeous and very rare kamishibai (paper theater) by Daiji KAWASAKI, wonderfully illustrated by Masayoshi NISHI. It features the traditional Japanese Wonderboy Kintaro and tells here the story of his rearing by animals and of his wrestling with the bear. One particularity of this kamishibai is that it entails three movable pieces that allow the story to progress further in a single illustration.

Divers / Misc. — KAWASAKI Daiji (pseudonym of IKEDA Masakazu, 1902-1980) was a famous children's books author who took an active part in the Kamishibai Renewal, notably through the Nihon Kyouiku Kamishibai Kyoukai (Association of Educative Kamishibai of Japan) founded in 1938.

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