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Tatar Printing in Japan: الكتاب الاول من الأربعينات المتسلسلة [First Book of the Collection of the Forties]



Small 4°, 30 pp. photolithography, original blue wrappers, brown cloth spine (staples slightly rusty, wrappers with light age-toning and staining, wrappers slightly stained and age-toned, but overall in a good and clean condition).


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An unusual collection of hadiths, religious sayings and short texts, vocalized for correct pronunciation, based on the Kazan book and issued by east Idel-Ural Turk-Tatar Muslims in Nippon, Japan. First part (of 3?).

Tatar Community in Tokyo

The Tatar community in Japan was founded after the Russian Revolution by the immigrants, fleeing the Bolsheviks through Siberia and Vladivostok, under the leadership of imam MuhammedGabdulkhay Kurbangaliev (1889-1972). In 1936, they founded the first school in Kobe, which was followed by a school in Tokyo two years later. In the same year, n 1938, the Tatars founded the first mosque in Tokyo. The Tokyo Mohammedan Press was founded in 1929. It was publishing books and a journal in Tatar language.

Japanese welcomed Tatars in their country, especially on the eve and during the war, when the Tatars sided with the Axis Powers in hope to defeat the Bolsheviks and return to their homeland.

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