Extraordinary early 20th century magazine covers from Japan

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My post "Extraordinary early 20th century book covers from Japan" got a good response so I'm doing an immediate follow-up, this time featuring magazine covers. I'll just repeat myself:

These covers come from Bookcover Design in Japan 1910s-40s (ISBN 4-89444-426-7) edited by Masayo Matsubara. Published in 2005 by PIE Books, this incredible book is already out-of-print and becoming hard to find (it was actually hard for me to find and I spend hours per day searching for rare books). This book is in Japanese only, but of course you need it for the 650 illustrations.

I tried to alternate the charming children's covers with the creepy modernist covers, but I soon lost the ability to tell one type from the other.



1934





1924





1940





1917





1936





1936





1929





1922





1933





1915





1928





1931





1926





1917





1929





1936





1932





1930 (chin face)





1926





1921





1917





1913