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Kodomo no kuni.
Tōkyō : hakkōsho Tōkyōsha,
東京 : 發行所東京社,
23 volumes : color illustrations ; 26 x 18 cm - 25 x 37 cm
Began publication in 1922 and ceased in 1944.
Children's periodicals, Japanese
Children's literature, Japanese
Okamoto, Kiichi, 1888-1930
Takei, Takeo, 1894-1983
Hatsuyama, Shigeru, 1897-1973
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Vol. 2, no. 6, is mistakenly marked as vol. 6, no. 2, on cover.
Title in translation: The land of children.
Combining pictures, stories, songs, dances, drama, and crafts, this educational children's magazine stood out because of its high artistic standards. Published from the early 1920s until almost the end of World War II, it visually chronicles the development of Japanese modernism and changing attitudes toward children.
Special issues include: Vol. 2, no. 9 (Aug. 1923); Vol. 8, no. 11 (Aug. 1929); Vol. 10, no. 6 (May 1931, honoring Okamoto Kiichi); Vol. 11, no. 11 (1932); Vol 13, no. 5 (Apr. 1934, honoring Okamoto Kiichi); Vol. 13, no. 12 (1934, honoring Takei Takeo); Vol. 13, no. 13 (1934, children's songs); Vol. 14, no. 5 (1935, honoring Hatsuyama Shigeru); Vol. 17, no. 5 (Mar. 1938).
Source of description
Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 3 (March 1922)
Latest issue consulted: Vol. 23, no. 3 (March 1944)
Description based on: 第一卷第三號.
Latest issue consulted: 第二十三卷第三號.