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Japanese Fairy Tale No. 22
The "Japanese Fairy Tale Series No. 22" title on the front cover is printed in white and often so light that it is hard to see. The cover above is an example of that. Click here to see a front cover where that title is much clearer.
Dating this book. Since there is no colophon, the book is dated based upon the address of 10 Hiyoshicho. Other printings of this book have been reported.
Day-Lily, the flower of forgetfulness.
Two sons mourned the death of there beloved father and both visited his grave for more than a year. Eventually, the older son's job and "amusements and interests" prevented him from visiting the grave and he planted the day-lily, the flower of forgetfulness, in his stead. The younger son was saddened and angry with this brother and continued to visit the grave. He planted the aster, the sacred flower of remembrance, at the grave. For his love and faithfulness, the younger son was rewarded by his father's protecting spirit and "...became fortunate, rich and happy."
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