Tokyo: T. Hasegawa, n.d. Softcover. Small octavo. Unpaginated. Illustrated string-tied wrappers with red and white lettering. Printed on crepe paper, in chirimen-bon (ちりめん本) style. French fold double leaves. This work is #22 in the series of English-language translations of traditional Japanese folk tales, published by Takejiro Hasegawa in the late 19th and early 20th century, and marketed to a western audience. The work is illustrated throughout in boldly-colored Japanese woodblocks. Back cover with floral patterns. The work tells the story of two sons of a recently deceased father. One son eventually forgets to return to the gravesite, while the other continues to remember and leave flowers. Eventually he is rewarded with good fortune, wealth, and his father's protective spirit. Text in English.
Wrappers sunned, with a few small closed tears and stains. Interior with a few sporadic light water stains throughout. Wrappers in good, interior in very good- condition overall. Protected by modern mylar. g to vg-. Item #44373
* This edition does not include the publisher's advertisements at the rear, which is present in some other editions. Interior front cover with "All Rights Reserved", and Japanese characters at the lower left corner. Edition is unclear, and there is no date listed.