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120824-0002 - New Year - National Anthem


Inside Meiji 1900s Georges Bigot
Primary school students sing the Japanese national anthem during New Year.

Published in the French illustrated weekly L’Illustration on January 2, 1904 (Meiji 37). Art by French artist Georges Ferdinand Bigot (1860-1927), famous for his satirical cartoons of life in Meiji period Japan.

Original text: “Le premier de l’an au japon. A l’ecole primaire e I’hymne national.”
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