Page 10, The Old Man and the Devils


Page 10, The Old Man and the Devils


Hasegawa, Takejiro, 1853-1938


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


T. Hasegawa, Kami Negishi, Tokyo


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

Original Format

Crepe paper


[b]right as day. They sat down in two cross rows, and began to drink wine and make merry just like human beings. They passed the winecup around so often that many of them became very drunk. One of the young devils got up and began to sing a merry song and to dance; so also many others; some danced well, others badly. One said, "we have had uncommon fun to-night, but I would like to see something new". The old man losing all fear, thought



Hasegawa, Takejiro, 1853-1938, “Page 10, The Old Man and the Devils,” Linda Lear Center Digital Collections and Exhibitions, accessed July 18, 2024,