Osaka: Yanagihara Kihei 柳原喜兵衛, Meiji 6. . Stock ID #159845
Volume I of 2. 38 folded leaves, double page colour woodblock illustration showing several teachers teaching elementary school age students by Matsukawa Hanzan 松川半山, 3 pages of calligraphic text with blue background, the majority of the text is black and white woodblock printing, chop on publication details. Bound in blue paper covers, Japanese 4 hole stab binding. Covers considerably marked, ink title upper cover. 22 x 15.5cm. This text book for Japanese syllabary (kana letters) also gives rōmaji (Roman letters) for corresponding kana letters/sounds). The calligraphy of kana letters was done by Murata Kaiseki 村田海石 [1835-1912], calligrapher in Osaka. The author, Katō Sukeichi 加藤祐一, was a business man in Osaka. When the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry was founded in 1878, he became Secretary and assisted Director, Godai Tomoatsu 五代友厚 [1836-1885], who was Japan's leading industrialist. Katō Sukeichi published several books to enlighten the readers in the early Meiji period.
The book was written to educate primary school students and the opening pages have a colour illustration by Matsukawa Hanzan 松川半山 of several teachers teaching elementary students.
/ Murata Kaiseki 村田海石 (calligraphy for kana letters) (When referring to this item please quote stockid 159845).