~~ Book 1902150411 ~~
Monthly Changes of Japanese Street Scenes
Calendar for 1903
Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The spine covering is heavily eroded with 60%~70% missing or broken. The pages have ripples (see here). They are clean and free of writing, foxing or stains. There is a one inch tear in the folded edge of the last folded page.
Hasegawa, T. (Takejiro)
Monthly Changes of Japanese Street Scenes, Calendar for 1903, Tokyo (10 Hiyoshi-cho, Kyobashi-ku), Meiji 34 1902), 12mo (5 1/2 x 7 1/2 in - 13.8 x 19.2 cm), large size for a Hasegawa book, calendar published in a book form, 14 folded crepe paper pages, 28 pages total including covers. The page inside the front cover has an image of Mt. Fuji. The next page contains the title and a listing by month and subject of the woodblock prints for the 12 monthly calendars. Each calendar woodblock print is viewed as a continuous image from the left hand side of page across to the adjoining right hand side page. The subjects of the woodblocks are:
- January - "New Year's Day Snowing"
- February - "Inari Festival"
- March - "The Vernal Equinox"
- April - "Cherry Blossoms"
- May - "Wistaria in Bloom"
- June - "The Rainy Season"
- July - "A Night Fete"
- August - "Lotus Flowers"
- September - "The Moonlight"
- October - "Chrysanthemum"
- November - "Autumn Tints"
- December - "The Night Market"
In his discussion of T. Hasegawa publications, Frederic A. Sharf notes a calendar book published in 1899 titled Street Scenes Calendar and gives the year for the calendar as 1901. Apparently Hasegawa printed calendars for 1901, 1902, 1903 and 1905 (probably other years also) and used the same general theme (street scenes).
For more information on T. Hasegawa, click here.
Close up of the Colophon
1st column from right: Meiji 32 (1900).12.10 - First Published
2nd column from right: Meiji 34 (1902).2.1 - This book printed
3rd column from right: Meiji 34 (1902).2.20 - This book published
4th column from right: 10 Hiyoshi-cho, Kyobashi-ku, Tokyo (address)