Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, Volumes 16-17

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The Society, 1889 - Japan
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Page 217 - I should tell the politic arts To take and keep men's hearts ; The letters, embassies, and spies, The frowns, and smiles, and flatteries, The quarrels, tears, and perjuries (Numberless, nameless, mysteries...
Page 34 - The term kami is applied in the first place to the various deities of Heaven and Earth who are mentioned in the ancient records, as well as to their spirits which reside in the shrines where they are worshipped. Moreover, not only human beings, but birds...
Page xv - MD, in the chair. The minutes of last meeting were read and approved. The Board of Censors reported favorably on the admission of E. B.
Page 219 - In autumn, it is the beauty of the evening which most deeply moves me, as I watch the crows seeking their roosting-place in twos and threes and fours, while the setting sun sends forth his beams gorgeously as he draws near the mountain's rim. Still more is it delightful to see the lines of wild geese pass, looking exceeding small in the distance. And when the sun has quite gone down, how moving it is to hear the chirruping of insects or the sighing of the wind...
Page 218 - I love to watch the dawn grow gradually whiter and whiter, till a faint rosy tinge crowns the mountain's crest, while slender streaks of purple cloud extend themselves above.
Page 59 - The men, both small and great, tattoo their faces and work designs on their bodies. They have arrow-heads of iron as well as of bone. They use only an inner, and no outer coffin. When the funeral is over, the whole family go into the water and wash. They have distinctions of rank, and some are vassals to others. Taxes are collected. There are markets in each province where they exchange their superfluous produce for articles of which they are in want. They are under the supervision of Great Wa.
Page 12 - Kioku, is the art of giving feeling and expression to compositions ; the second, called Shitsu, is the art of conveying the particular nature of the growth, and the third, called Ji, refers to the principle of arrangement the terms of Chichi (Father), Haha (Mother), Ten (Heaven) are used. For the quintuple form, Chiuwo (Centre), Kita (North), Minami (South), Higashi (East), Nishi (West), also Tsuchi (Earth), Hi (Fire), Mizu (Water), Kane (Metal), Ki (Wood), also Ki-iro (Yellow), Aka (Red), Kuro (Black),...
Page 14 - ... different facets of the vase respectively as North, North East, East, South East, South, South West, West, North West, (see Plate 6).
Page 55 - They understand the art of weaving .... Their soldiers have spears and shields, wooden bows and bamboo arrows sometimes tipped with bone. The men all tattoo their faces, and adorn their bodies with designs. Differences of rank are indicated by the position and size of the pattern. They use pink and scarlet to smear their bodies with, as rice powder is used in China.
Page 131 - Thus, then, by simply looking out upon the world Okikurumi fell so sick of love that though two bad fish and two good fish were set before him, he could not eat.

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