東京市池袋第五尋常小學校. Showa 15 . Stock ID #163149
4 black and white pages of photographic illustrations, line illustrations in text, 76pp. Original paper wrappers, glassine cover, browned throughout. 22 cm x 15.2 cm. The first of the black and white photographic plates shows the school's Hoando, the small shrine or temple-like building that housed a photograph of the Emperor and Empress. Used to venerate the emperor hoandos contained a photograph of the Emperor and Empress in the period following 1890.
This magazine from this government local school located in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, gives a very interesting insight into the world of the Japanese child in 1940. Contents include school events, letters from the battlefield, war and education, construction of the Hoando, messages from teachers and parents, new test methods and students' essays. The many of the essays are on the subjects dear to children at any time such as how to spend holidays, events in Japan, dogs etc. Other children's essays reflect wartime Japan "Solidiers, I love You" and "Japan in Great East Asia" which gives a very interesting insight into a childs view of the times and Japan immediately prior to before WWII. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 163149).
Price: $125.00 AU