Tokyo: Kodansha, [ 1963]. Octavo. Cloth-backed marbled boards, paper labels. Woodblock illustrations by Kitao Masami. Light wear to a couple of corners, else very good in a lightly worn pictorial slipcase. Item #WRCLIT30643
First edition. Signed by the translator, Eric Sackheim. An anthology of popular Japanese folk songs, some dating back to the Seventh Century. Each chapter is preceded by a quote from an American blues artist, which, in an odd way, ties in with the nature of the songs. A curious little book.