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Kumon's aspiration, which began with a parent and a child,
is to maximize the potential of each individual through learning.
The Kumon Method is now spreading all around the world.
The culture of children during the Edo period (1603–1868) in Japan has a message for all of us today.
Here you will find a selection from our collection of ukiyo-e woodblock prints that show how children lived and played in the Edo period, as well as materials concerning terakoya (temple schools), which have been cited as a forerunner of the Kumon Method.
For more details on ukiyo-e woodblock prints, please contact us.
Photo: Kumon Ukiyo-e Collection
A hundred views of mothers and children / A hundred views of the children of Edo
(published by Kawade Shobo Shinsha, Publishers)