Kuwata, Masakazu. Translated by Eric Sackheim. Introduction by Miyoko Matsutani.
Title THE GRATEFUL CRANE.
Publisher Kodansha International, Tokyo, (1963), first edition.
Seller ID 16792
Unpaginated, 6 3/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Beautifully illustrated in full color. " 'The Grateful Crane' ('Tsuru no Ongaeshi' in Japanese) is a tale which has been told all over Japan for many generations. It exists in many different versi ons, both popular and literary, depending on the geographical area in which it was told. There have been versions designed to please children, and others for the edification of adults. But the basic outline is always the same: the beauti f u l t r a n s f ormed crane repaying the old man for his kindness...." Very small tear at top of inside front hinge, light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly along top edge, small chips at top/bot to m of sp in e an d fl ap-folds, several closed tears - larger one archivally taped, light rubbing. VG/G+