The History of Japan: Together with a Description of the Kingdom of Siam

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Psychology Press, 1995 - Social Science - 1232 pages
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This is a facsimile edition of Kaempfer's classic 3 volume work on Japanese History. Written in the 17th century, it was for a long time required reading for all students of Japanese studies. This English language edition, translated by J.G. Scheuchzer under royal patronage, was first published in 1906. It includes an account of Kaempfer's preliminary voyage from Batavia to Siam, and from thence to Japan, together with a short description of the Kingdom of Siam. It still remains a valuable work for students of both the Tokugawa period, and of western historiography of Japan. This work includes a preface by the author, a chapter on the life of the author written by the translator, and an introduction by the translator.
  

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Contents

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FIG PACIB 113 Arms of the Japanese
10
The groundplot of the town of Miaco the residence of the Ecclesiastical Hereditary Emperor of Japan
24
Our journey from Miaco to Fammamatz be1ng half
26
A particular Map of the road from Osacca to Miaco and from thence to Fammamatz
28
A view of the town and castle of Quano
39
Our journey from Fammamatz to Jedo the place
46
A particular map of the road from Fammamatz to Jcdo the residence of the Secular Monarch of Japan
64
Pillars or bound stones __
206
A shuit of silver as they are commonly nailed to Proclama tion Posts _
207
PACE
215
The tea shrub 217
217
Darma an eminent saint of the Japanese
221
The forepart of a portable machine containing a whole set of instruments for keeping making and dr1nking of tea
244
The back part of the same machine
245
The larger brass vessel _
246

A groundplot of the city of Jedo the Capital of the Japanese Empire
67
A description of the city of Jedo its castle and palace
73
The hall of hundred mats
88
Musical instruments of the Japanese
94
Musical instruments of the Japanese
95
The hall of audience of the Dutch Ambassadors
96
Musical instruments of the Japanese
98
Of our return from Jedo to Nagasaki and what hnppcrtM
101
A view of the town and castle of Mijah
111
A view of the Kiomcds temple at Miaco
120
The idol of Quanwon sitting on a Taratc flower
125
A view of the Daibods temple at Miaco 1
130
HC PAGE 131 A view of a Quanwon temple at Miaco wherein
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Idols _ 136
136
Our second journey to court
146
A large Gum Gum or bell
193
Kurumado a temple near Miaco
195
A groundplot of the Simmios temple
201
A singular semicircular bridge leading to that temple 103
203
The windoven ___ 2g 146 The larger wooden case
247
The dishes and instruments requisite for making and drinking the tea _ 2jg 150 The Scale
248
Of the Paper Manufactures of the Japanese
249
a branch of the spurious Papertree
250
Orcni a beautiful Alcca __
259
Sanckadsura a shrub
261
Of the cure of the Cholick by the Acupunctura
263
The Silver needles in the case
264
155 The covering of the said case
265
K1G PAGR
267
An Account of the Moxa an excellent Caustic of
272
Two schemes shewing what parts of the human body
287
Some observations concerning Ambergreesc 192
292
An Enquiry whether it be conducive for the good of
301
Three several alphabets of the Japanese language
336
The Second Appendix to the History of jap u1 being
338
A map of the Empire of Japan composed from the maps
386
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