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Collection

Basil Hall Chamberlain

(England, Japan 1850 – 1935)

HASEGAWA Takejiro

(Japan  – )

Kobunsha

(Japan  – )

Ticknor & Co

(United States of America  – )

Title
No. 1: The hunter in fairy-land, Set of three books: Aino fairy tales
Place of origin
Japan
Year
1887
Media categories
Book, Print, Book
Materials used
woodblock illustrated book
Dimensions

18.8 x 13.0 cm

Credit
Gift of Lesley Kehoe Galleries 2010
Accession number
120.2010.1.a-p
Location
Not on display
Further information

Basil Hall Chamberlain (1850-1935) studied and lived with the Aino (Ainu) people of Northern Hokkaido in the mid-1880s. This set of 3 tales, published by Kobunsha, Tokyo and distributed by Ticknor & Co. Boston was reprised in Chamberlain’s book ‘Aino Folk tales’, published a year later in 1888.