David Miller provided me with these sharp scans from Bill Hume's BABYSAN'S WORLD. Hume made these gently comic observations while in Japan during the occupation. Hume's love for the culture--and women--of Japan is evident.
Dave also told me that Hume died just days ago, on June 27, 2009, at the grand old age of 93. It makes posting these beautiful drawings especially poignant. Here's a website devoted to Hume.
BABYSAN'S WORLD Copyright © 1954 Charles Tuttle, Publisher.