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Akai tori
The first issue of Akai tori
Categories Children's literary magazine
Founder Miekichi Suzuki
Year founded 1918
First issue 1 July 1918
Final issue 1936
Country Japan
Based in Tokyo
Language Japanese
OCLC number 52282497

Akai tori (赤い鳥, meaning Red Bird in English) was a Japanese children's literary magazine published between 1918 and 1936 in Tokyo, Japan. The magazine has a significant role in establishing dowa and doyo, which refer to new versions of children's fiction, poetry, and songs. In addition, it was pioneer of literary movements, doshinshugi and jidō bungaku (juvenile literature).


The Japan Nursery Rhyme Association named the date of magazine's first issue (1 July) as the Nursery Rhyme Day in Japan. The magazine was studied by different scholars, including Britta Woldering and Elizabeth M. Keith.

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