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Guide to Japan issued by the Japanese Railways, 1925 por mikeyashworth
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The majority of the old guides to Japan I have are issued by the then national Japanese State Railways such as this example. By the 1930s much of JNR’s publicity used a fascinating blend of Japanese traditional art and modern graphic design - these earlier versions seem more ‘traditional’ - this elegant view of a landscape dominated by snow capped mountains with stylised trees and lakes is very soothing.