[The Japanese Tradition of Bunraku Puppet Theatre]
[The Japanese Tradition of Bunraku Puppet Theatre].
Large 8vo. 40pp b&w illustrations in stiff illustrated wrappers. Japanese text. [Kyoto]: np, [c. 1950].
A good copy.
A specialist magazine on Japanese crafts with this issue being devoted to the traditional form of 'Bunraku' puppet theatre, dating back to the 16th century. This publication gives a deep insight into many examples of the characterful 'dolls' used in the productions. There are even glimpses of the puppet heads being carved in the studio.