The Matsuyama Mirror.

Alternative Title

Japanese fairy tale series no.10

Date Created

[1888?]

Date

1888

Identifier

University of Otago Library Special Collections - PL 782 E8 JB4 no.10
s68

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. 10. 'The Matsuyama Mirror' showing both mother and daughter in their best clothes, with the mother holding the mirror that her husband gave to her when he returned from his journey to Matsuyama city.

Contributor

Hasegawa, Takejiro, 1853-1938

Format

Book covers
Covers (Illustration)
Wood blocks

Extent

160 mm

Medium

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.

Spatial Coverage

Temporal Coverage

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.

Files

s68.jpg

Collection

Citation

Eitaku, 1843-1890, “The Matsuyama Mirror.,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed February 23, 2024, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/6035.