This is Japan No. 8
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Toppan Printing Company, Tokyo. Asahi Shimbum. September 1960. First edition. Softcover book, in wooden sleeve detailed with patterned cloth and wood burning engraved title. 400pp. (ill. in colour & b/w). Good, warping of cover edges, shelf wear, small repaired crack in wood.
Since its founding in 1879, Asahi Shimbum has been one of the most widely circulated newspapers in Japan, with over 5 million daily circulation for its morning edition in the current day. This stockpile of advertisements, features on artists, collections of photographs and art, as well as plenty of written stories on culture and news, This is Japan is a comprehensive summary of the nation's growing international influence and cultural impact. Presented in a beautiful wooden protective sleeve.