1940 DRAWINGS BY JAPANESE CHILDREN Pre WW2 Propaganda Meant to Generate Sympathy Towards Japan
DRAWINGS BY JAPANESE CHILDREN.
Twenty-two (22) Full Color Plates, each tipped onto its own 10x10.5 inch card stock mounting board. The mounting boards are printed at the bottom with the name, age, and location of the child artist (e.g. Mr. Masao Koike, 6 yrs old, Koichi). The drawings were originally drawn in crayon, watercolor, and ink by Japanese children aged 6 to 13. There is also a single fold, 4 page introductory sheet that describes the drawings and the reason they were gathered in this publication.
The 22 mounted plates are loose and contained in a fold-open portfolio. The folder is constructed of cloth covered boards with leather spine and corners, it has a gilt titling on the front cover and spine.
Condition: The folder is in FAIR condition, sunning to the margins, scrapes and rubs to the boards, a couple small holes, and a previous owner's ink stamp on the inside front cover. The 4 page introductory sheet has creases and signs of handling. The 22 plates and their mounting boards are in GOOD condition, the boards have some areas of age toning and most have very two very tiny pin holes at the top corners, the plates are all bright, clean, clear and unmarked.
Published by Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai [The Society for International Cultural Relations], Japan, 1940. This collection of drawings by Japanese children was likely propaganda meant to generate sympathy for Japan at a time when it was becoming increasingly aggressive and imperialistic.