Oyucha san Lovely work published by Hasegawa Takejiro on crepe paper
[Japan] One of Hasegawa's most popular woodblock printed crepe paper books because of the illustrations it contains. The book is actually a song about a geisha named Oyucha san and was composed by Lieutenant F.M. Bostwick, U.S. Navy, and sung to the air of "Rosalie". Bostwick seems to have been quite taken by Japanese geisha as he also penned a song about another one named Kohana san. The artwork is by Okada Baison. List of Hasegawa's other publications at rear.
Tokyo. Hasegawa Takejiro. 1893 (the first edition on plain paper was published in 1890).
18pp. 18.2 x 16.1cm.
In good to very good condition. Cover slightly darkened. Covers and first pocket-bound page separated at leading edge. One small chip at centre left edge of rear cover. Internally very good. b33071010