Page 11, The Old Man and the Devils


Page 11, 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


he would like to dance, and saying "let come what will, if I die for it I will have a dance too", crept out of the hollow tree, and with cap slipped over his nose and his axe sticking in his belt began to dance. The devils in great surprise jumped up saying, "who is this"; but the old man advancing and receding , swayed to and fro, and posturing this way and that way, the whole crowd laughed and enjoyed the fun, saying, "how well the



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