Ohraimono Bunrui Shusei I
Collection of textbooks on modern Japanese Education for the common people
Original: Possessed by the Tokyo University Library, Tokyo
Publication year: 1986
35mm positive, 66 reels
Index: 320 pages
This is the collection of Ohraimono by Kintaro Okamura (1867-1935), a famous algologist from the Meiji era through the beginning of the Showa era. He collected, investigated and classified the educational books Ohraimono, as well as doing his own algological researches.
Terakoya refers to the prominent educational institutions for the common people; moreover, Terakoya Kyoiku was, in those days, the ementary education which exceeded the standard of education in the world. At that time, Ohraimono are the textbooks read among teachers and students in Terakoya. The origin of Ohraimono (coming and going letters) came from what teachers taught as fundamental knowledge or manners and etiquette in social life.
This collection includes elementary school textbooks published in 1890, the year of promulgation of the Imperial Rescript on Education.