Japanese fairy tale series no.1
University of Otago Library Special Collections - PL 782 E8 JB4 no.1
Hasegawa, Takejiro, 1853-1938.
Griffith, Farran & Company.
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.
Hasegawa, Takejiro, 1853-1938
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.
Presented to the Library by the University of Liverpool. 1958.
Japanese fairy tale series [Tokyo, The Kobunsha; London, Griffith, Farran, 188-?].
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Japanese fairy tale series.
Eitaku, 1843-1890, “Momotaro.,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed December 11, 2023, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/5993.