A rare copy of one of the delightful wood-block on crepe paper books produced by Takejiro Hasegawa in Japan at the beginning of the 20th century. This tale about the ways in which fairies may torment naughty children who grow up to be lazy.
Created for the Western market, the paper used was a high quality wood with no rag content. Hasegawa's books were known for their high quality in all aspects - paper, ink, execution of the illustrations and woodblock printing, and quality of binding. Translated into english by Lafcadio Hearn, also known by his Japanese pen name, Koizumi Yakumo. Item #1248.
Condition: Very Good-, some wrinkling/creasing to covers as is common with the crepe paper; an area of spotting to inside cover and first page likely due to previous moisture; two other pages with light spotting; some waviness to crepe paper along top edge.