[Japanese] Aesop's Fables 76
The presentation of the five fables here (The Lion in Love; The Lion, the Leopard, and the Hare; The Crow and the Doves'; The Fox and the Monkey King; and The Dying Father and His Sons) is consistent with the presentation of others in this series. The series itself seems to keep growing. As elsewhere, one design echoes the facing full page. The father of the young woman here pounces upon the back of the toothless, clawless lion and punches him in the head (8)! I am not sure what is happening in the story of the crow who makes himself white like the doves (15-22). The last picture of the last story does a fine job of communicating the results of the boys' new efforts (45). Copyright 1991 Anime Kikaku. This particular copy is an anomaly. I know I bought it from Kinokuniya. I guess at a date of 1997 for the purchase. The price tag has a dollar sign, and so I am guessing that I bought it in the USA, but I notice that Kinokuniya is also in Thailand. Malaysia, and Japan. I have another copy of this booklet apparently published not in 1992 but in 1994. That one I bought at Sanseido in Japan.