Page 20, The Old Man and the Devils


Page 20, The Old Man and the Devils


Hasegawa Takejiro


T. Hasagawa, 17 Kami Negishi, Tokyo


Meiji 19, Month 4, Day 27 (April 27, 1886)


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

Original Format

Crepe paper


now let us see him dance" This old man was awkward and did not dance as well as the other. So the Devils cried out, "You dance badly, and are getting worse and worse, we will give you back the lump which we took from you as a pledge". Upon this one of the devils brought the lump and stuck it on the other side of his face; so the old man returned home with a lump on each side of his face.



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