Page 18, The Fisher-Boy Urashima


Page 18, 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


So Urashima promised to take great care of the box, and not to open it on any account; and then, getting into his boat, he rowed off, and at last landed on the shore of his own country.
But what happened while he had been away? Where had his father's cottage gone to? What had become of the village where he used to live? The mountains indeed were there as before; but the trees on them had been cut down. The little



Hasegawa, Takejiro, 1853-1938, “Page 18, The Fisher-Boy Urashima,” Linda Lear Center Digital Collections and Exhibitions, accessed July 13, 2024,