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This is the intimate and richly informative diary kept in 1910 by the young wife of a bustling merchant household in Kyoto. Makiko writes perceptively about both special occasions (such as weddings, funerals, ancestral memorial services, and festivals) and the daily routine of her complex household. The year 1910 was a fascinating transitional time in the social and cultural history of Japan. Makiko's husband shared with a stream of visitors to the household his keen interest in the many changes that had been set in motion by Japan's opening to the West a half century earlier. Almost all of the Japanese women whose accounts of family life are available in English were members of the elite or individuals who distinguished themselves in public life or in the arts. Makiko's diary differs in that it is a spirited, first-hand account of the domestic world of a housewife, the role played by a vast majority of Japanese women.

Synopsis:

This intimate and richly informative diary kept in 1910 by the young wife of a bustling merchant household in Kyoto is an engaging, unique glimpse into the lives of ordinary people in early twentieth-century Japan. Includes 53 illustrations.

Synopsis:

“All the relevant explication, notes, maps and illustrations a researcher of modern Japanese social history could desire. . . . [The book] offers insights into the daily lives of 20th-century Japanese women and helps dispel the mythology.”—Library Journal

“This truly remarkable diary . . . [is] a valuable text for a wide range of classes in anthropology, history, and womens studies.”—Margery Wolf, University of Iowa

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-240) and indexes.

Table of Contents

A note on names and terms; A guide to the most frequently mentioned names; Introduction; Makiko's social world; Makoko's diary; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index; Notes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804724418
Translator:
Makiko, Nakano
Translator:
Smith, Kazuko
Translator:
Makiko, Nakano
Author:
Nakano, Makiko
Author:
Makiko, Nakano
Author:
Smith, Kazuko
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Location:
Stanford, California :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Kyoto
Subject:
Kyoto (Japan) Biography.
Subject:
Kyoto (Japan) Social life and customs.
Subject:
Nakano, Makiko
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
no. 93-12
Publication Date:
19950131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
9 x 5.5 in

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Biography » General
History and Social Science » Asia » Japan » Modern 1868 to 1945
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This intimate and richly informative diary kept in 1910 by the young wife of a bustling merchant household in Kyoto is an engaging, unique glimpse into the lives of ordinary people in early twentieth-century Japan. Includes 53 illustrations.
"Synopsis" by ,
“All the relevant explication, notes, maps and illustrations a researcher of modern Japanese social history could desire. . . . [The book] offers insights into the daily lives of 20th-century Japanese women and helps dispel the mythology.”—Library Journal

“This truly remarkable diary . . . [is] a valuable text for a wide range of classes in anthropology, history, and womens studies.”—Margery Wolf, University of Iowa

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