Japanese Police - Unrecorded Illustrated Photo Book Published in the year police and mobs killed many Koreans
We have been unable to find any record of this book in any Western catalogue nor any Japanese catalogue. As it was published the same year as the Kanto Earthquake, quite possibly most copies were destroyed. This was the year the police committed numerous crimes including the murder of thousands of Koreans who were falsely blamed for looting during the chaos of the earthquake. The police also murdered the anarchists Osugi Sakae, his lover Ito Noe, along with Osugi's 6-year-old American-born nephew. Collotype photos all captioned in English showing the varied roles of the police. Japanese style string binding.
Tokyo. Police Bureau of Home Department. 1923.
20pp (printed on one side only) + title page. Last leaf blank. 19.3 x 25.9cm
In fine condition. b32070602