12 issues (bound in two Volumes) Tokyo, Yama-to-Keikokusha, no year. Octavo. 245 pages (Vol. 38-39) and 792 pages (Vol.169-178). Numerous monochrome illustrations. Hardcover [blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine-labels]. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Clean interior lightly tanned throughout. Former Library copy. Alpine Club Library stamps on preliminary pages.
Text is in Japanese.
Yama-kei Publishers Co., Ltd. was founded to publish a mountaineering and hiking magazine that would be read by many people.
In 1930 it launched its flagship mountaineering magazine, ‘Yama to Keikoku’ (Mountain and Valley). It has been in publication ever since and continues to be influential voices in the Japanese mountaineering and hiking world.
Each month, the magazine covers a broad range of mountaineering and hiking-related topics from multiple angles in features and series. These topics include information on mountains suitable for hikers of all ability levels, information on mountain ranges that are the aspiration of hikers across Japan such as the Japanese Alps, information the latest hiking tools and equipment, useful hiking skills and know-how, natural science, hiking culture, and more.
Yama-kei continues to publish magazines, field guides, calendars, and more in the fields of mountain climbing and hiking, skiing, outdoors, and nature. (Source: Hikes in Japan / Yamakei Online)