Tongue cut sparrow.
Japanese fairy tale series no.2
University of Otago Library Special Collections - PL 782 E8 JB4 no.2
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. 2. 'Tongue Cut Sparrow' showing the tongue cut sparrow's wife and children laughing at the cross old woman who cut the sparrows tongue, as she struggles to carry the heavier of two wicker baskets offered to her by the tongue cut sparrow.
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-?].
Is Part Of
Japanese fairy tale series.
Eitaku, 1843-1890, “Tongue cut sparrow.,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed December 6, 2023, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/6034.