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Momotaro.

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Alternative Title

Japanese fairy tale series no.1

Date Created

[1888?]

Date

1888

Identifier

University of Otago Library Special Collections - PL 782 E8 JB4 no.1
s21

Publisher

Hasegawa, Takejiro, 1853-1938.
Kobunsha
Griffith, Farran & Company.

Description

Chirimen books are thought to have been invented in August 1885, when a Japanese fairy tale series was published by Hasegawa Takejiro (1853-1936). The books were illustrated by Sensei Eitaku. Thirty-one popular Japanese folktales were translated into English. Under special contract with Griffith, Farran & Co., the first 16 books of the fairy tale series were printed by Kobunsha with the Griffith, Farran & Company imprint. The special printings for Griffith, Farran & Company were published ca 1888. Pictured is the cover for: no. 1. 'Momotaro' showing Momotaro and his three followers - a dog, a monkey and a pheasant - breaking through the front gate of the Island of the Devils.

Contributor

Hasegawa, Takejiro, 1853-1938

Format

Book covers
Covers (Illustration)
Relief prints
Woodcuts

Item Dimensions

160 mm

Technique

Chirimen-bon : a book made of chirimen paper (crepe paper), illustrated with multi-colored woodblocks printed on one side of double leaves, bound with sewn and glued spines.

Geographic Location

Time Period

Provenance

Presented to the Library by the University of Liverpool. 1958.

Source

Japanese fairy tale series [Tokyo, The Kobunsha; London, Griffith, Farran, 188-?].

Language

eng

Is Part Of

Japanese fairy tale series.

Collection

Citation

Eitaku, 1843-1890, “Momotaro.,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed December 2, 2021, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/5993.

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