Japan Day by Day, 1877, 1878-79, 1882-83, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Houghton Mifflin, 1917 - Japan
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Who should read this book:
Japanophiles, steampunks, history buffs, anthro-nerds, anyone who secretly wishes they could've been Charles Darwin or some other naturist/explorer-type, & those who have
never lost their childhood sense of wonder & curiosity & love of learning.
For sheer meticulousness & attention to detail, this book can't be beat, but it is Morse's personal charm that makes it an actual pleasure to read.
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Page 212 - Of all people, girls and servants are the most difficult to behave to. If you are familiar with them, they lose their humility. If you maintain a reserve towards them, they are discontented.
Page 54 - One of the many delights in riding through the country are the beautiful hedges along the road, the clean-swept walks before the doors, and in the houses everything so neat and the various objects in perfect taste; the dainty teacups, teapots, bronze vessels for holding the burning charcoal, beautiful grained panels, odd knots from trees, and woody fungus hollowed out to hold flowers.
Page 202 - Open frOm eight o'clock in the morning until four o'clock in the afternoon...
Page 300 - America - modern schoolhouses in miniature, desks, pictures, maps, models, globes, slates, blackboards, inkstands, and the minutest details of school appliances abroad. . . . What a wise conception of the Japanese, entering as they were on our methods of education, that they should establish a museum to display the apparatus used in the work. Here was a nation spending nearly a third of its annual budget on education, and in contrast Russia spending a half of one percent on the same department.
Page 55 - The artistic character of the people is indicated in many ways — in trifling matters even. If a child accidentally punches a hole through the paper screen, instead of mending it with a square piece of paper, the paper is cut in the form of a cherry blossom. Seeing this pretty way of mending holes in screens I recalled the broken windows in our country mended with an old hat or a stuffed bag.
Page 155 - It is only within a short time that they have had an omnibus, which is simply an open covered wagon with a man always running ahead, to warn people of its approach. There is no reflex action manifested, and people move slowly aside in a dazed sort of way, when under like circumstances we instantly jump aside. These people are very slow in such matters and wonder at our quick motions.
Page 23 - But those diseases which at home are attributed to bad drainage, imperfect closets, and the like seem to be unknown or rare, and this freedom from such complaints is probably due to the fact that all excrementitious matter is carried out of "the city by men who utilize it for their farms and rice-fields. With us this sewage is allowed to flow into our coves and harbors, polluting the water and killing all aquatic life; and the stenches arising from the decomposition and filth are swept over the community...
Page 367 - At about five o'clock in the afternoon everybody seemed to be engaged in sweeping the road in front of his shop and house, in many cases sprinkling before sweeping; an excellent idea and a custom that would lead to a great improvement to some of our towns and cities if carried out.
Page 115 - Japan for centuries has not been looked upon as immodest, while we have been brought up to regard it as immodest. The exposure of the body in Japan is only when bathing and then everybody minds his own business.
Page 42 - I recall that in country village and city alike the houses of rich and poor are never rendered unsightly by garbage, ash piles, and rubbish; one never sees those large communal piles of ashes, clam shells, and the like that are often encountered in the outskirts of our quiet country villages. In refined Cambridge, a short cut between the houses of two scholars led through a deep depression of the land.

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JSTOR: Japan Day by Day--1877, 1878-79, 1882-83
Japan Day by Day--1877, 1878-79 1882-83. By EDWARD S. MORSE. In two volumes. (Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1917. Pp. 450; 426. $8.00. ...
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Usagi Yojimbo Dojo - Letters - Usagi Yojimbo Volume 3, Issue 16
... unusual crustaceans; and Japan Day by Day 1877-1883 by Edward Morse (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1945) has drawings and a brief history of the crabs. ...
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Japan and its Influence
... was at this point that I discovered one of the major influences on my work, Edward Morse and particularly his Japan Day by Day, but it is probably so. ...
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CALENDAR
JAPAN DAY BY DAY. 12 December 1979. -. September 1980. This Exhibit of the collection of. Edward. S. Morse comemorates the. one hundred anniversary of his ...
www.blackwell-synergy.com/ doi/ pdf/ 10.1525/ mua.1980.4.3.29

Japan Day by Day - 偉人に学ぶ
滞日中の日記を基に記した「Japan Day by Day(日本、その日その日)」は、1917( 大正&)年に刊行され、当時の日本の様子を知るための資料として、大変貴重なもの...
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Boston Book Company cat33a "Japan and Asia".
Morse, Edward S. JAPAN DAY BY DAY. Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1917. In two volumes. Large 8vo, grey pictorial cloth, teg; xiv + 441pp; ...
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racio Chen - Citizen Kwang: Chang-rae Lee's Native Speaker and the ...
Edward S. Morse, Japan Day By Day, Volume I (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1917), 276. On one of his many visits to Japan in the 1870s and 1880s, ...
muse.jhu.edu/ journals/ journal_of_asian_american_studies/ v009/ 9.3chen.html

モース展示
Japan Day by Day. Morse, es 1917 初版・初刷の鉛版 ... モースの「Japan Day by Day」(邦訳「日本その日その日」)によれば、 大森貝塚発見に際しその研究成果を...
www.lib.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ tenjikai/ josetsu/ 2005_01/ m_cap.html

Japanese Art & Culture
autobiography, Japan Day by Day, he says of this initial trip, “Finally the ... (Japan Day by Day, p. 2). In Morse’s day, the port of entry for foreigners ...
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