Soreiyu. No. 45. - Junichi Nakahara
Soreiyu. No. 45.
First edition. Landscape 8vo. 270pp with illustrations throughout in a colour illustrated wrapper. Japanese text. [n.p.]: Himawara, 1957.
Wrappers a little discoloured at the edges.
A pretty issue of Soreiyu (or Soleil) magazine. This publication for young women was edited by Junichi Nakahara who often contributed his demure illustrations of doll-like girls to the cover, like this one here. The magazine features fashion, dressmaking, beauty and cookery with delicate illustrations throughout. The aesthetic of this publication is clearly an important reference for Kawaii culture.