Yamato Shinbun Supplements: Chrysanthemum Pattern and a Fortune Bag: no. 3
(Yamato Shinbun Furoku: Kiku moyo enmeibukuro: dai 3-go)
published by Yamato Shinbun, Meiji 24 
chuban tate-e 3/8 by 6 7/8 in., 23.8 by 17.4 cm
The Chrysanthemum Pattern and a Fortune Bag (Kiku moyo enmeibukuro) was a brief, fictional supplement to the Yamato Shinbun published in 1891. The story was originally told in a rakugo performance by the hanashika (storyteller) Tachibanaya Enkyo (1865-1912) before being recorded for and published in the paper.
National Library of Australia, Bib ID 6107191
(inv. no. 10-4421)
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