SATO, Giryo. Gendai ryoki sentan zukan. [Pictorial of the Modern, Curiosity Hunting, and the Avant-Garde]. 4, , 246, , 46,  pp. Small folio, 275 x 205 mm bound in publisher's decorated cloth and illustrated cardboard slipcase. Tokyo: Shinchosha, 1931.
A wonderfully strange Japanese photobook illustrating the Japanese fascination with pre-war Europe. A lavish homage to Neue Sachlichkeit and the Bauhaus. It is full of photographs in black and white and colour depicting erotica, grotesques, cabarets, revues, sport, avant-garde and more. Each illustration is accompanied by a translated caption from the original publication from which is was taken. The Art-Deco slipcase is worn, and there is rubbing to the binding, but both are rare survivals.
Heiting and Ryuichi. The Japanese Photobook, No. 47.
Item nr. 163821