Enthronement of the One Hundred Twenty-Fourth Emperor of Japan
FUTARA, Count Yoshinori, et al
Title continues: "Being a complete account of the Enthronement Ceremonies from December 25, 1926, to December 13, 1928, together with special articles interpreting those Ceremonies, and Greetings to His Imperial Majesty the Emperor and the Japanese from from foreign sources." This lavish production for the enthronement of Emperor Hirohito includes numerous articles by Japanese and foreign scholars on history, folkore and rituals. It includes a life of the new emperor by Count Yoshinori Futara, an official in the Imperial Household Ministry and a co-founder of the Boy Scouts in Japan. "The Heart of the Enthronement" was written by Etsu Inagaki Sugimoto, scholar of Japanese history and culture in the U.S. "The Harvest Rites" was written by Christian missionary Dr. D. C. Holtom. Article on Japanese court music by Henry Eichheim, American composer and musicologist known for his fusion of Asian instruments with western orchestras. Another author, Jiro Harada, may be the lieutenant general by the same name in Japan's army in World War II. Messages form the heads of the nations of the world includes congratulatory notes from Calvin Coolidge and King George V. Useful glossary of Japanese terms and advertising section at rear.
Publisher: The Japan Advertiser, Benjamin W. Fleisher publisher
Date Published: November 1928
Place Published: Tokyo
Condition: Very good +
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: xvi, 180 p. 44 cm. One tipped-on colour woodblock print of Himeji Castle by Hiroshi Yoshida. Over 120 b&w illustrations. Purple cloth hardcover tied with multi-coloured cords. Attractive colourful rooster design on front. In beige cloth covered slipcase. Top clasp on slipcase broken, small tear at top front, spine ends torn, small label on rear. The slipcase has done its protective job well; the book inside is pristine except for a little wear to bottom rear corner.