Monday, October 20, 2008

Silver Bells #5 1953


Above: the cover of SILVER BELLS, Volume II, No. 5. Copyright in Japan, 1952 by Silver Bells Hiroshima Publishing Company. English translation by the staff of Charles E. Tuttle Company.



This is a 34 page, stapled magazine, of full color Japanese stories and comics, with a 3-D toy in the last page.

The nice thing is that Charles Tuttle gives us the name of each artist. He didn't have to, but he does.



Above: just a lovely picture, isn't it?








I'm now skipping ahead to the Adventures of the Little Magician story in the back of the book:




And now here is our foldout "toy:"





This would have been posted this earlier today if it wasn't for cats walking all over the scanner.

4 comments:

Rod McKie said...

Excellent stuff, Mike. You are a bit of a treasure yourself.

I know a version of the rabbit story from school, again, a Japanese tale, concerning fishermen and turtles.

It's nice that they didn't mirror the pages, the numbering system works well.

Mike Lynch said...

Gee whiz, Rod. Thanks for the kind words.

I was struck by how gorgeous SILVER BELLS was, and wondering how it became a US kiddy mag. I know there was a book collection of SILVER BELLS in the 1950s, but I've never seen it.

Jack Ruttan said...

Darned cats! I know that problem.

Thanks for doing that. Loved the kids, and the horse.

Sandra said...

How great to find this and thank you for posting it. I used to read "Silver Bells" when I was a little girl living in Japan. I googled it to see if I could find anything on it. Wonderful memory of the past.