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Saito, Torao, (editor-in-chief), This is Japan 1966, Tokyo, Asahi Shimbun Publishing Co., 1966, first edition, thick folio (13 x 10 1/2" ) in fabric covered slipcase with rice paper spine label, periodical, blue & white tie-dyed cloth slipcase w/ mingei paper pastedown title and sm. title label on spine; glossy pictorial wrappers, VERY GOOD / VERY GOOD. Head of the spine is bumped and has a bit of loss to original gloss coating, crease to lower front cover; slipcase has some fabric loss top open edge and minor soiling.

447 pp, 13th annual trade magazine about Japan, aimed at English speaking market. Enormous magazine in marvelous blue/white tie-dyed "flower-power" cloth slipcase is profusely illustrated in full color and b/w photos; several interesting articles on a variety of subjects - traditional and modern; fascinating advertisements (22 page section, "Where to Stay in Japan", has hundreds of b/w thumbnails of hotels large and small!)    [Book ID # 1309]

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