秋山書塾, Showa 13 . Stock ID #162162
2 black and white photographic illustrations, 58 leaves including one folding, text is mainly calligraphic, original wrappers, paper title label upper cover, string ties."Not for sale" stamped on publication label. Small tear lower cover. Very good copy. 42.8 x 19.2cm. The Imperial Rescript on Education was the source of moral education in Japan before the Second World War. It was announced by Emperor Meiji in 1890 and codifying government policy on education. Children were required to learn it by heart, and it was read aloud at official occasions in schools. In the Imperial Rescript the "12 virtues" including filial piety are outlined by the Emperor. During Occupation the Americans forbade the use of the Rescript and it was officially abolished by the National Diet in 1948. Even now, the interpretation is still debated.
Calligrapher Akiyama Hakugan organised private schools in various parts of Japan and Taiwan. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 162162).
Price: $350.00 AU