Musical Japan by Miss Dulcie Harmony
by Akiyama Aisaburo
Akiyama Aisaburo (Author and Publisher)
Chikanobu Hashimoto (Illustrator):
Musical Japan by Miss Dulcie Harmony, Tokio, published by Akiyama Aisaburo, Tokio, distributed by Kelly & Walsh, Meiji 28 (1895), oblong 8vo (9 1/2 x 7 in - 24 x 16.2 cm), red silk stab ties, spine covered, 9 folded pages, 18 pages total, including the covers. The cover carries the name of "Chikanobu Yoshu" in Japanese which is the pseudonym for the artist Chikanobu Hashimoto. The text discusses seven musical instruments (the Koto, the Samisen, the Taiko, the Tsusumi, the Fuge and the Gekkin & Kokgu). Women are depicted playing these instruments in an illustration on the page facing the text page. The Gekkin & Kokgu are discussed together and shown in a single illustration.
Artist Signature/Seal at Bottom Left, Front Cover
(pseudonym for the artist Chikanobu Hashimoto)