The Crepe Paper Books of Takejiro Hasegawa

Welcome to an exhibition of Takejiro Hasegawa’s “Japanese Fairy Tale Series.” Takejiro Hasegawa (1853-1938) was a Japanese printer who published translations of the tales with woodblock illustrations. This exhibit was created by Connecticut College’s Freshman Seminar 174D, “Butterflies and Barbarians: Representing ‘East’ and ‘West’ in Popular Culture.” It will showcase images from these books and provide additional information about his publications and translations. This exhibit includes ten of the twenty-five fairy tales in Hasegawa’s first series, published in English from 1885 to 1903.


A project of FYS 174D "Butterflies and Barbarians: Representing 'East' and 'West' in Popular Culture," Fall 2014, Connecticut College