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The Crepe Paper Books of Takejiro Hasegawa

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Welcome to an exhibition of Takejiro Hasegawa’s “Japanese Fairy Tale Series.” Takejiro Hasegawa (1853-1938) was a Japanese printer who published translations of the tales with woodblock illustrations. This exhibit was created by Connecticut College’s Freshman Seminar 174D, “Butterflies and Barbarians: Representing ‘East’ and ‘West’ in Popular Culture.” It will showcase images from these books and provide additional information about his publications and translations. This exhibit includes ten of the twenty-five fairy tales in Hasegawa’s first series, published in English from 1885 to 1903.

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