[JAPANESE ART-DECO 1930]. Japanese Harmonica Sheet Music: Kono Taiyo ["This Sun"]
Tokyo: Aporo Shuppansha, 1930 (Showa 5). First Edition. Folio (265 x 193 mm).  pp. printed on thick paper folded vertically, pages 1 and 4 printed in color, pages 2 and 3 in b/w (dust-soiled; light bumps to extremities, minor foxing, and marks). Very good. Item #3774
FABULOUS Japanese art-deco item, being a harmonica score (!) with lyrics by the poet Saijo Yaso, and music by Nakayama Shinpei. The stunning art-deco design was executed by Imai Hisamaro. "Itsuma Maki" was a pseudonym of the novelist Kaitaro Hasegawa (1900-1935); for the present publication his name appears as the creator of the "original work"; presumably the lyrics were inspired by one of his writings.
This is Issue No. 33 of the Apollo Harmonica Specially Selected Sheet Music series. The bank panel lists other pieces of sheet music for sale by the publisher in the same series. The colophon of the item is at the base of the page, with the publisher's stamp.