Page 5, The Fisher-Boy Urashima

Title

Page 5, The Fisher-Boy Urashima

Creator

Hasegawa, Takejiro, 1853-1938

Source

Private collection, on loan to the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives, Connecticut College

Date

Meiji 19, Month 11, Day 1 (Nov. 1, 1886)

Original Format

Crepe Paper Book

Text

Well, one day he went out in his boat to fish. But instead of catching any fish, what do you think he caught? Why! a great big tortoise, with a hard shell and such a funny wrinkled old face and a tiny tail. Now I must tell you something which very likely you don't know; and that is that tortoises always live a thousand years,- at least Japanese tortoises do. So Urashima thought to himself: "A fish would do for my dinner just as well as

Files

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Citation

Hasegawa, Takejiro, 1853-1938, “Page 5, The Fisher-Boy Urashima,” Linda Lear Center Digital Collections and Exhibitions, accessed July 15, 2024, https://lc-digital.conncoll.edu/items/show/718.