JAPANESE INTEREST. JAPANESE PAINTINGS. CHILDREN'S SPORTS. Tokyo: Hakubunsha 1888. Oblong 4to (11 1/2 x 9"), cloth covered boards with paper label on cover, minor wear, Fine condition. This is a panorama (bound accordion style) of 12 mounted, wonderful color woodblock prints of children playing a variety of games with different toys, with an additional full page color woodblock of a variety of toys. The quality of the printing was important to the publisher and he succeeded in producing color illustrations that appear to be hand colored. Laid-in is a 4 page folder with short descriptions of the games and toys, and how they are played. Includes Battledore and Shuttlecock, Playing With Tops, a form of Backgammon, Playing at War, Hunting Grasshoppers, Making Snow Men and more.