Synopses & Reviews
An engaging collection about everything from the abacus to zoology in Japan, designed to preserve knowledge about a society that was modernizing beyond recognition. This book remains an erudite source of information about culture, history, art, religion, and daily life.
Basil Hall Chamberlain (1850–1935) lived in Japan for thirty-five years and was one of the foremost Japanologists of his day.
The guiding work on Japan, Japanese culture, and Japanese objects and institutions
About the Author
1850-1935. A professor of Tokyo Imperial Univ. and one of the foremost Britsih Japanologist of the late 19th century. A translator of haiku and classical Japanese, he was a brilliant linguist who studied Ainu and wrote books on Japanese language, learning, and travel. He lived in Japan from 1873 to 1911.