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Hokusai and the Rooster

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 5

Author

Kevin
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Appeared in

Cricket Magazine Vol 8, Num 9, May 1981

Story Summary

The great Japanese painter, Hokusai, has been commissioned by the Shogun to paint the entrance door to the new temple. A crowd of curious passer-bys is surprised when he dips a roosters legs into the paint pot and lets the rooster run across the door creating the effect of falling leaves.