Castles in Japan [Tourist Library: 9]
Softcover 8vo, 106pp. Dampstaining along the spine and the top of the title page, contents otherwise unaffected. Very Good overall with light soil to wraps and bumping to yapp edges. Color frontispiece and copious blue monochrome photographs throughout, printed in very fine halftone that gives a photogravure-like appearance. Number 9 in the Tourist Library Series, published during a notable period of modernization in Japan, the books were written on various aspects of Japanese culture, providing background on the traditions along with information on how they had evolved and were present in modern culture. They were intended particularly for Western tourists to become informed and curious about the cultural offerings of modern Japan.