The Mikado's Empire

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Harper, 1876 - Japan - 625 pages
 

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Contents

Passage in the inland Sea Alcock
57
Mikados Method of Travel in very Ancient Times Native drawing
62
SUJIN the Civilizer
63
Imperial or Government Seal Native drawing
66
Imperial Crest or Mikados Seal Native drawing
67
YAMAtoDAKE the CoNQUEROR of THE KUANTö
68
Japan as known to the Ancient Mikados From the series of historical maps in the Nihon Riyaku Shi
69
Junk in the Bay of Yedo Native drawing
71
THE INTRoduction of CONTINENTAL Civilization
75
Her Imperial Majesty Haruko Photograph by Uchida
81
Life IN ANCIENT JAPAN
86
Shintô Wayside Shrine Alcock
89
The Peasant of Today Hokusai
90
A Court Noble in Ancient Japan Native drawing
93
The ANCIENT RELIGION
96
The ThroNE AND the Noble FAMILIES
101
The Mikado on his Throne Native drawing
102
A Samurai in Winter Travelingdress Alcock
106
A Japanese Farmer Hokusai
107
THE BEGINNING of MILITARY DOMINATIO
115
View in the Inland Sea Alcock
118
View near Hiđgo Alcock
120
Tamétomo defying the Taira Men Banknote vignette
121
Yoritoxio AND THE MINAMoto FAMILY
124
The Mountains and Lake of Hakoné Alcock
129
Warjunk of the Twelfth Century Banknote vignette
136
CREAtion of the DUAL SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT
140
The Glory AND the FALL of the HöJö FAMILY
146
Kojima writing on the Cherrytree Banknote vignette
153
Nitta Yoshisada casting the Sword into the Sea Banknote vignette
155
Buddhism IN JAPAN
158
Köbö Daishi Photograph from a temple statue
162
The Mothers Memorial Nankoku Ozawa
168
Belfry of a Buddhist Temple Alcock from a photograph
172
THE INvAsion of the Mongol TARTARS
176
Repulse of the Mongol Tartars Native painter
180
THE TEMPORARY MIKADOAte
182
Ashikaga Takauji Photograph from a temple statue
185
The WAR of THE CHRYsANTHEMUMS
187
The AshikAGA Period
195
Life in the Middle Ages
197
Templebell from Kióto Humbert
200
Chasing Floral Designs on Copper Humbert
203
Picnic Booth Humbert
205
Court Lady in Kióto Humbert
209
THE GRowth AND CUstoms of FEUDALISM
215
Camp of Hideyoshi before Fukui Humbert
239
Image of Deified Hero Native drawing
241
Ear Monument in Kióto Photograph
245
ChristiANITY AND ForeignERs
247
The Tarpeian Rock of Japan Oliphant
258
Hollander on Déshima Alcock
260
Iyéy Asú the Founder of YEdo 2
271
The Recent Revolutions IN JAPAN
291
BOOK II
293
PERSONAL EXPERIENCES OBSERVATIONS AND STUDIES IN JAPAN 18701875
325
FIRST GLIMPSEs of JAPAN
327
A RIDE ON THE TOKAIDö
353
oriarrent Page
363
Artist at work Hokusai
379
Pagoda spire or kiudo Brocade picture
395
Travelers in a Snowstorm Fuji San Native drawing 66 Buddhist Pilgrims Alcock ş 67 The Samisen Oliphant
408
Bringing water to wash Travelers Feet Hokusai
416
A Norimono Alcock
417
Village in Echizen Native drawing
426
A Little Daimlo Photograph by Uchida
430
Student burning Midnight oil Photograph 76 The Studious Gatekeeper Native drawing 4wş 77 The Wedding Party Alcock from native painting 78 ...
441
The Grip of victory Hokusai ?
442
Gonji in a Brown study Alcock
445
Night Scene on the River Flats Hokusai
450
Childrens Games and Sports Humbert
453
Boys Games Humbert
458
Boys Games Humbert
459
The Feast of Dolls Nankoku Ozawa 452
475
The Rain Dragon Kamo 47
479
Futen the Windimp Native drawing
483
Raiden the Thunderdrummer Native drawing
484
Tengu going on a Picnic Hokusai
487
Grandmother telling Stories Nankoku Ozawa
490
Pipe Pipecase and Tobaccopouch Oliphant tşx 95 What follows a Meal on Horseflesh Alcock
517
Kióto Fanmakers Humbert
519
Sevenstroke Sketch of Wild Horse Kamo 52 2
524
Samurai in Kamishimo Dress Alcock
525
The Siesta Hokusai
528
The Game of Dakiu or Polo Alcock from native drawing 5 30
531
My House in Fukui From a photograph
532
Wild Goose in Flight Native drawing
537
How we rode to Odani Alcock
544
The Position of Wom AN
551
Japanese Naval Officer Photograph
564
Court Scene Old Style Humbert
569
INDEX
609

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