Unpaginated (29 leaves) album including introductory text on the conference and promoting and explaining the planned-for International Exposition scheduled to be held in Tokyo in 1940, printed list of contents, and 31 mounted original photographs (most approx. 4 1/2" x 6") showing international delegates (both Asian and Caucasian) to the conference, meetings in progress, cultural performances, buildings where the conference was held, and, on the final leaf, a photograph of the ground plan for the 1940 Exposition. Oblong 4to. Decorated crepe-covered boards, tie-bound in the Japanese manner. Tokyo (Shirokiya Department Store) n.d. (1937).
Both a commemorative album for the conference that brought together educators from Asia, Europe and America, and a promotional tool for the never-to-be-held Exposition, this work is an interesting cultural artifact promoting international cultural cooperation in an era of increasing military aggression and isolationism. Laid in are several ephemeral items related to the conference.
Book ID: 45668