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4 Learning to Read and Write—A Study of Tenaraibon

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This chapter discusses the ōraimono, an elementary written medium for teaching children to read and write. These copybooks, which include printed editions, as well as the handwritten materials generally referred to as tenaraibon, have been the subject of the author research for some time. The chapter not only explores why these books were compiled and how they were presented in the educators' point of view, but also in what way they were used by the children - the pupils' point of view. These points are illustrated by several examples of ōraimono. During the Edo period, people were rigidly categorized into four major social groups: warriors, farmers, craftsmen, and merchants. The chapter examines a number of tenaraibon in order to shed light on actual learning practice. The author's collection includes a tenaraibon entitled Sakugun murazukushi, probably written in 1863.

Keywords: ōraimono; Edo period; Sakugun murazukushi; tenaraibon



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