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Photo Journal: Treasured lost literature

(Mainichi)

A postcard which famed novelist Natsume Soseki (1867-1916) sent to Fujishiro Teisuke (1868-1927), a Japanese scholar of German literature, on Nov. 21, 1900, is seen at the Fukui Prefectural Office in the city of Fukui. A comment in the postcard states, "I feel lonely." The prefectural government announced on May 23 that it has discovered three postcards which Soseki wrote to his friends in 1900 and 1901 while he was studying in Britain. The contents of the postcards are included in the "Complete Works of Soseki," which have been published since 1917, but the postcards went missing after the publication. The postcards were found in a used book store in Fukui last September. (Mainichi)

    Postcards written by Natsume Soseki are seen for the first time in a century. (Photo courtesy of the Fukui Children's Museum)

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