Golden Chopsticks and other Japanese Children's Songs

Translated by Maude Madden

 
Madden, Maude Whitmore (Translator)
Watanabe Tsusaburo (Illustrator)
Konno Kenzaburo (Engraver):
Golden Chopsticks and other Japanese Children's Songs, translated by Maude Madden, published by Takeda Manjiro printed by Sendai Printing Company, 1904 (Meiji 37), 12mo (6 1/2 x 9 in - 16.6 x 22.1 cm), stiff front and back covers with the inside covers pasted down, spine covered, 15 folded pages, plain paper, two red stab ties, 30 numbered pages.

Inside the front cover is an "Introduction" and list of "Contents."

The first page is a dedication "To the Children, in lands across the seas, That they may sing, With the wee Japanese."

Pages 2 through 29 contain 31 Japanese children's songs. The first two songs are patriotic in nature and relate to the Russo-Japan War. Many of the songs are derived from famous Japanese fairy tales. Each song has the lyrics in Japanese and English. The accompanying woodblock prints relate to the song. A musical score is printed directly above each song.

Page number 30 contains 15 numbered "Notes."

Inside the back cover is a Japanese language colophon.

 
Maude (Lillian) Whitmore Madden (1867-1948) and her husband, Milton Boliver Madden, were missionaries in Japan under the sponsorship of the Foreign Missionary Society, Cincinnati, Ohio. As early as 1898 they resided in Sendai, Japan and this is where this book was published. By 1914 they were located in Osaka.

 
Listing of Songs and Page Number.

  1. National Song - Page 2
  2. Sendai's Farewell to the Soldiers - Page 3
  3. Golden Chopsticks - Page 4
  4. Obedience and Loyalty - Page 5
  5. The Shower - Page 6
  6. The Pond Frog - Page 6
  7. The Butterfly Song - Page 7
  8. Rabbit jumping - Page 8
  9. Chanticleer - Page 9
  10. Momo Taro (Peach-son) - Page 10
  11. Old Man and S- Page arrow - Page 11
  12. Little Nurse's Lullaby - Page 12
  13. Sendai Slumber Song - Page 12
  14. Fukushima Lullaby - Page 13
  15. Cherry Blooms - Page 14
  16. The Nightingale's Song - Page 15
  17. The Imperial Guardsman - Page 16
  18. A Samurai Song - Page 17
  19. Kuruma Song - Page 18
  20. Shizuoka Lullaby - Page 19
  21. The Thirty Millions - Page 20
  22. Sand Pippers and Bell-bugs - Page 21
  23. The Gift Boat - Page 22
  24. The Climbing Carp - Page 23
  25. Urashima Taro, The Fisher Lad - Page 24
  26. A Kindergarten Classic (abridged) - Page 25
  27. The Wind Wheel and the Water Wheel - Page 26
  28. Buddhist Children's Song - Page 27
  29. The Monkey and the Moon - Page 28
  30. Voices - Page 29
  31. Pat-a-Cake (off to bed) - Page 29

 
Representative Pages

Page 12 - Little Nurse's Lullaby and Sendai Slumber Song & Page 13 - Fukushima Lullaby

 
Page 16 - Imperial Guardsman & Page 17 - A Samurai Song

 
Colophon

Printed: Meiji 37(1904).12.25
Published: Meiji 37(1904).12.28

 


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