Tokyo. 水野書店 [Mizuno bookshop]. Meiji 41 . Stock ID #160704
Black and white line illustrations, 15pp, 12 x 22cm. Musical notation one leaf otherwise this delightful item comprises entirely of lyrics. beautiful pictorial colour upper wrapper with silver highlights, a little minor wear and browning, ink mark lower cover, good copy. Amaya Shu (1876-1919), the composer of these songs, was a music teacher and an organist. He was the administrator of the Tokyo Ongakuin (Tokyo Music School) and the author of many text books about the organ and the choral teaching methods.
In this booklet of songs composed by Amaya Shu which were inspired by Ninomiya Kinjiro (1887-1956) best known as Ninomiya Sontoku. The story of Ninomiya Kinjiro, is well known to Japanese people, as the founder of the highly influential Hokuku Shiso movement. Rising from a humble background through the power of education to become a politician, thinker and an agricultural administration officer, Ninomiya Sontoku's life was so admired that his statue was erected in primary schools throughout Japan. The inspirational manner in which he lived his life proved that even those from disadvantaged backgrounds could be successful and emphasised the importance of education, a message that continues to be deeply felt in Japan to this day. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 160704).
Price: $225.00 AU