A book edited and published by the Japanese Ministry of Education, with handwritten interlineal transcription into romanized Japanese and translations into English.
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NAA MS 7352
USNM Catalog 366955
USNM Accession 124621
Elementary calligraphy copy book
A related volume of Japanese calligraphy from the McGlannan collection is held by the Cullman Library.
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MS 7352 Shōgaku Shūji Tehon (Textbook of Calligraphy for Elementary School Students), National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Perhaps personal memorabilia of the early twentieth century. Includes calligraphic works and sagunja (four gracious plants [plum, orchid, chrysanthemum, and bamboo]) theme brush paintings. Some have the artist's imprint--Ilsong. Inscribed in pencil on the last page facing back cover, in Japanese: Bun no lbu (literary section), referring to the part containing poems and compositions.
NAA MS 7364
Manuscript 7364, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution