Lot 73 of 319:
1930s color illustrated Japanese travel ephemera , NYK Line  

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Seven color illustrated Japanese travel imprints of the 1930s



NYK Line



Six from cruise ships of the NYK Line and one from a Nara hotel.


  • Nara Hotel, Nara Park lunch menu. 4pp. 4x6”. Front cover color illustration, rear cover map.
  • Pamphlet: “Sukiyaki, A Dainty Japanese Dish”. Jan. 1936. 8 panels. 3½x8¼”, unfolding to 8x15”. Front cover illustration. Text + photographs.
  •  M.S.Hikawa Maru. Dinner menu, Feb. 1937.  4pp., 5x7½”. Front cover color illustration, “Yoritomo’s First Campaign” by Yasuwo Kabori.
  •  S.S. Taiyo Maru. Programme, Variety entertainment on voyage from San Francisco to Japan.  March 2, 1937. 4pp., 5x7½”.  Front and rear cover color decoration.
  •  M.S. Asamu Maru. Luncheon menu. May 24, 1937. 5½x11”, 2pp. With color photograph of a group of Japanese playing the game Uta-Garuta.
  •  M.S. Heian Maru. Dinner menu, Dec. 1937. 4pp. 5x7½”. Front cover color illustrations, “Cranes” by Soho Kasai.
  •  S.S. Husimi Maru. Dinner menu. April 26, 1939. 4pp. 5x7½”.  Front and rear cover color illustration, unsigned. Ink note by passenger on verso of front cover and top of menu page.

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