Osaka Mainichi Shinbun: KANTO SHINSAI GAHO: DAI ICHI SHU. (An Illustrated Report on the Kanto Earthquake: Part One). Osaka, 1923. Introductory page of text, list of contents and 40 pp. b/w photographic illustrations. 21x30 cm. Paper covers with silk ties.
GBP 200.00
A rare photographic record of the destruction in the Kanto area caused by the Great Earthquake of September 1st, 1923, that caused extensive damage to the Tokyo and Kanto areas. This photographic record was obviously compiled in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake as many of the photographs have a sense of eyewitness immediacy to them. These are accompanied by scenes of major destruction to urban areas and other sites. Includes views of people in shelters and being evacuated. Quite fascinating - and alarming! All text in Japanese. Part One (of possibly three). Front cover a little loose, otherwise fine.
Subjects: Photography
Available, as of: 12/02/2022
Was item 543 in printed List 202.
Record produced by Hanshan Tang Books, www.hanshan.com.