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Tales of Old Japan
     

Tales of Old Japan

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by A. B. Mitford
 

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This text about Japan was written by A.B. Mitford and originally published in 1871. Ever since its publication it has become a classic on Japanese history and culture. From the amazing story of the Forty-Seven Ronin to an eyewitness account of Hara-Kiri (ritual Japanese suicide) this text covers many Japanese stories and traditions unknown to the West at that time.

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This text about Japan was written by A.B. Mitford and originally published in 1871. Ever since its publication it has become a classic on Japanese history and culture. From the amazing story of the Forty-Seven Ronin to an eyewitness account of Hara-Kiri (ritual Japanese suicide) this text covers many Japanese stories and traditions unknown to the West at that time.

"The recent revolution in Japan has wrought changes social as well as political; and it may be that when, in addition to the advance which has already been made, railways and telegraphs shall have connected the principal points of the Land of Sunrise, the old Japanese, such as he was and had been for centuries when we found him eleven short years ago, will have become extinct. It has appeared to me that no better means could be chosen of preserving a record of a curious and fast disappearing civilization than the translation of some of the most interesting national legends and histories."
-Tales of Old Japan 1871

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781105422171
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
01/21/2012
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Kafu Nagai (1879-1959), one of the best known and most popular of Japanese novelists during the first half of the twentieth century, had a versatile career as newspaper reporter, bank clerk, university teacher, playwright, essayist, diarist, and lecturer on woodblock prints.

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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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Yah.
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