Page 26, The Fisher-Boy Urashima


Page 26, The Fisher-Boy Urashima


Hasegawa, Takejiro, 1853-1938


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


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

Original Format

Crepe Paper Book


Suddenly his hair grew as white as snow, his face got wrinkled, and his back bent like that of a very old man. Then his breath stopped short, and he fell down dead on the beach.
Poor Urashima! he died because he had been foolish and disobedient. If only he had done as he was told, he might have lived another thousand years. Wouldn't you like to go and see the Dragon Palace beyond the waves, where the Sea-God lives



Hasegawa, Takejiro, 1853-1938, “Page 26, The Fisher-Boy Urashima,” Linda Lear Center Digital Collections and Exhibitions, accessed July 15, 2024,