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義農作兵衛 / 今井よね編 ; 京極佳夕畫.
Ginō Sakubee / Imai Yone hen ; Kyōgoku Kaseki ga.
Imai, Yone, 1897-1968
Tōkyō : Kamishibai kankōkai, Shōwa 16 
東京 : 紙芝居刊行會, 昭和16 
14 sheets : collor illustrations ; 27 x 38 cm + 1 wrapper (27 x 39 cm)
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Include 1 card wrapper, with a summary of the story pasted on it.
Title in translation: Ginō Sakubee.
Based on a true story, Ginō Sakubee is a hard-working farmer, who lived during the Edo period (1603-1868). He builds his way up in the world by cultivating his rice fields. When his wife dies, a series of crop failures leaves him and his children at death's door from starvation. When a neighbor carries him home after he finds Sakubee collapsed in his rice field, he discovers that Sakubee has kept a barrel of seed rice untouched, even though he and his children were starving. When asked why he chose not save himself from death, Sakubee answers that it is his duty to think of the coming generations, who could plant that rice, which would multiply and continue to provide for generations to come.