They were in fact nothing better than inferior maga zines, printed from wood-blocks, issued weekly or monthly, ani giving little evidence of enterprise or intellect, though connecte with them were the names of men destined to become famous in th world of literature, as Fukuchi Genichiro, Tsji Shinji (afterward Baron TsUji) and Suzuki Yuichi.
Suzuki Gensuke and Hirata SOkO are scarcely less expert.
Another modern achievementalso due to Suzuki Gensukeis maze-gane (mixed metals).
If to the names of Joun and his brilliant pupil Ryuki we add those of Suzuki ChOkichi, Okazaki Sessei, Hasegawa KumazO, Kanaya GorosaburO and Jomi Eisuke, we have a group of modern bronze-casters who unquestionably surpass the ten experts beginning with Seimin and ending with Somin.
To this combination of modellers in European style and metal-workers of such force as Suzuki and Okazaki, Japan owes various memorial bronzes and effigies which are gradually finding a place in her parks, her museums, her shrines or her private houses.