Tales of Old Japan (Classic Reprint)

Tales of Old Japan (Classic Reprint)

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by A. B. Mitford
     
 

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In the introduction to the story of the Forty-seven Rônins, I have said almost as much as is needful by way of preface to my stories.

Those of my readers who are most capable of pointing out the many shortcomings and faults of my work, will also be the most indulgent towards me; for any one who has been in Japan, and studied

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Excerpt from Tales of Old Japan

In the introduction to the story of the Forty-seven Rônins, I have said almost as much as is needful by way of preface to my stories.

Those of my readers who are most capable of pointing out the many shortcomings and faults of my work, will also be the most indulgent towards me; for any one who has been in Japan, and studied Japanese, knows the great difficulties by which the learner is beset.

For the illustrations, at least, I feel that I need make no apology. Drawn, in the first instance, by one Odake, an artist in my employ, they were cut on wood by a famous wood-engraver at Yedo, and are therefore genuine specimens of Japanese art. Messrs. Dalziel, on examining the wood blocks, pointed out to me, as an interesting fact, that the lines are cut with the grain of the wood, after the manner of Albert Dürer and some of the old German masters, - a process which has been abandoned by modern European wood-engravers.

It will be noticed that very little allusion is made in these Tales to the Emperor and his Court.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440069444
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/13/2015
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)

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Tales of Old Japan 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are interested in Japan and/or the martial arts this book is for you. It is written just as Japan was opening up its culture to the Western world. The first hand accounts are extraordinary, from the story of the 47 Ronin to an actual live witnessing of Seppuku (Japanese ritual suicide). This book needs to be in your collection if you are intersted in Japan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the oldest, and best books ever written in English about Japan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Five Stars!
Simon450 More than 1 year ago
Very detailed information about ancient Japan...long book, lots of info. Takes awhile to read...very thick book. Worth the money. I found it very informative.
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