Nippon. [Japan, seen through European eyes.]
(Hirai, Hitoshi 平居 均, transl.): Nippon. Yôroppa-jin no me de mita. ニッポン－ヨーロッパ人の眼で見た. [Japan, seen through European eyes.]
Tokyo, Meiji Shobô 1934..
Portrait of Bruno Taut, one title page each in japanese and english, 186pp.and 90 plates with photo illustrations.
20,5 x 15 cm. Original cloth.
First edition, first printing. Bruno Taut had been in Japan for barely four weeks in 1933 when he was commissioned by Meiji Shobo Verlag to write a book about his impressions. „Nippon seen through European eyes“ immediately became a bestseller in 1930s Japan. This is the extremely rare first edition. Binding very slightly dusty, spine lettering faded.
order number 024