Kyoto. Compliments of Kyoto Exhibitors' Association Published for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago
[Japan] Very scarce guide to Kyoto and the artists who exhibited at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. Even scarcer in such good condition and with the personal business card of Keisuke Niwa (1856-1941), who was a Councillor of the Imperial Japanese Commission, and Honorary Commissioner of the Kyoto Exhibitors' Association for the Fair. He is also listed as a participant under the Carving Department (presumably wood or ivory carving). The book contains 16 colour woodblock prints by artists including Kono Bairei, Imao Keinen, Suzuki Shonen, Keizan, Kamisaka Sekka, and Tanaka Yuho. There is also a list of all the Kyoto artists who participated in the Fair. Towards the rear of the book is a thank you note to, 'Miss Mary G. Prince for valuable assistance rendered in the preparation of the preceeding pages.' Presumably, Miss Prince was the daughter of Isabella G. Prince and they are both listed in the 1892 Japan Directory as being instructors at the Higher Female School in Tokyo.
[Kyoto]. [Kyoto Exhibitors' Association] 
pp, ,  + 16 double-page woodblock prints. 23.7 x 17cm.
In very good condition. Front cover a little chipped at left edge and closed tear at lower left. Rear cover with some age wear. Internally very good with only very minor age wear. Business card is in fine condition. b33081023