Shōjo Sekai

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Shōjo Sekai
少女世界
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Volume 3 Number 10, published July 1, 1908.
Editor / Publisher Sazanami Iwaya
Categories Shōjo, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, illustration, photography
Circulation 200,000 (peak in 1910)
Publisher Sazanami Iwaya
First issue 1906
Final issue December 1931
Company Hakubunkan
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Shōjo Sekai (少女世界?) was one of the first shōjo magazines in Japan. It was published by Hakubunkan beginning in 1906 and was initially edited by renowned children’s author Sueo Iwaya (巌谷 孝雄?), better known by the pen name Sazanami Iwaya (巌谷 小波?).[1][2] Shōjo Sekai was created as a sister magazine to Shōnen Sekai (少年世界?, lit. The Youth's World), which was also edited by Iwaya, and which began publication in 1895.[3]

According to Kiyoko Nagai, for the first ten years of its publication it was the best-selling shōjo magazine of the time, with peak circulations somewhere between 150,000 to 200,000 copies per issue.[4]

The final issue of Shōjo Sekai was the December 1931 issue.[1]

Contributors[edit]

Shōjo Sekai had a number of well known contributors over the years, including the following:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kikuyō-chō toshokan (菊陽町図書館?, Kikuyō Town Library). Meiji - Shōwa Shōjo Zasshi no Goshōkai (明治〜昭和 少女雑誌のご紹介?, “Meiji to Shōwa: An Introduction to Girls' Magazines”). Retrieved on 2008-09-16.
  2. ^ Sankō Toshokan (三康図書館?, Sankō Library). Sankō Toshokan Zōsho Kensaku - Zasshi (三康図書館蔵書検索ー雑誌?, Sankō Library Collection Search - Magazines). Retrieved on 2008-09-16.
  3. ^ Nakagawa, Hiromi 中川 裕美 (2002). Waga Kuni ni Okeru “Shōjo Zasshi” no Tanjō to Hensen (我が国における『少女雑誌』の誕生と変遷?, “The Birth and Transformations of ‘Girls’ Magazines’ in Our Nation”). Chūkyō Joshi Daigaku Kodomo Bunkagaku Kenkyū Dai-kyū-gō (中京女子大学子ども文化学研究 第9号?, Chukyo Women's University Children's Culture Studies, No. 9). Nagoya: Chūkyō Joshi Daigaku (中京女子大学?, Chukyo Women's University). Retrieved on 2008-09-16.
  4. ^ Nagai, Kiyoko (永井 紀代子) (2000). Tanjō - Shōjo-tachi no Kaihōku: “Shōjo Sekai” to ‘Shōjo Dokushokai’ (誕生・少女たちの解放区〜『少女世界』と「少女読書会」?, "Birth of the Girls’ Liberated Zone: Girls’ World and ‘Girls’ Reading Circles’"). In Onna to Otoko no Jikū Kyū (女と男の時空 9?, “Women’s and Men’s Space-Time 9”), edited by Nobuko Kohno (河野信子), pp. 278-311. Tokyo: Fujiwara Shoten 藤原書店. ISBN 978-4-89434-212-5.