Kaempfer's Japan Tokugawa Culture Observed

ISBN-10: 0824820665

ISBN-13: 9780824820664

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List price: $37.00
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 560
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.706

Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Translator's Introductionp. 1
Notes on the Translationp. 22
Prologuep. 27
Book 1
Journey from Siam to Japan and the Present State of the Siamese Court, Including a Description of the Royal Residence or Capital of Ayutthayap. 33
Departure from the Siamese Capital Ayutthaya Down the River Meinam to the Harbor, and from There across the Sea to Japanp. 35
The Size and Situation of the Islands and Provinces of Japanp. 40
The Division of the Japanese Empire into Large and Small Domains, and Especially General Information about Their Revenue and Governmentp. 48
The Origin of the Inhabitantsp. 50
The Origin of the Japanese according to Their Own Fanciful Opinionp. 51
The Climate of Japan and Its Mineral Resourcesp. 55
The Fertility of Plants in This Countryp. 64
The Country's Abundance of Quadrupeds, Birds, Crawling and Flying Insectsp. 70
Fish and Shellfishp. 77
Book 2
Names of the Gods, Divine Humans, and Emperors Who Are Named in the Japanese Chronicles as the First Rulers of This Empirep. 87
General Information about the Spiritual and True Hereditary Emperors of This Empire and the Periodization of Their Successionp. 88
The Spiritual Hereditary Emperors, and Especially and First of All Those Who Have Ruled the Japanese Empire from the Beginning of the Monarchy until the Birth of Christp. 97
The Spiritual Hereditary Emperors Who Lived between the Birth of Christ and the Birth of Yoritomo, the First Secular Ruler, and Ruled with Unlimited Authorityp. 98
The Spiritual Hereditary Emperors Who Lived after the Birth of Yoritomo to the Present Dayp. 99
The Military Commanders and Secular Rulers from Yoritomo to the Present Ruler Tsunayoship. 100
Book 3
Concerning the Religions of This Empire and Especially That of Shintop. 103
The Temples, Beliefs, and Worship of the Shinto Sectp. 106
Shinto Reibi, That Is to Say, Lucky and Sacred Days and Their Celebrationp. 111
The Sangu, or Pilgrimage to Isep. 117
Yamabushi, or Mountain Priests, and Other Religionsp. 122
Butsu do, or Foreign Paganism, and in General about Its Founderp. 127
Judo, the Teaching or the Ways of the Moralist or Philosophersp. 132
Book 4
The Situation of the City of Nagasakip. 137
The Government of Nagasakip. 148
The Government of Individual Streets and Their Inhabitants, as well as the Administration of the Surrounding Districts and Farmers by a Shogunal Officialp. 158
The Temples of the City and the Activities and the Administration of the Clergyp. 168
The Arrival, Reception, and Extermination of the Portuguese and Spaniardsp. 179
The Situation of the Dutchp. 187
The Dutch Trade in This Country: Firstly, the Guilds Employed for This Purposep. 201
The Dutch Trade: Details of the Procedurep. 207
The Treatment and Trade of the Chinesep. 224
Some Posters, Passes, and Letters That Have Been Mentioned Abovep. 229
Book 5
Preparations for Our Journey to Court and a Description of the Local Way of Travelingp. 239
A General Description of the Condition and Location of the Route by Water and on Land from Nagasaki to the Residence at Edop. 247
A General Description of Civil and Religious Buildings and Also of Other Structures That We Saw along Public Routesp. 253
A Description of Post Stations, Inns, Roadside Food and Tea Stallsp. 262
The Crowds of People Traveling This Highway Daily and Gaining Their Livelihood Therefromp. 271
Our Journey, That Is to Say, the Journey of the Dutch, to the Shogunal Court and the Treatment We Receivep. 280
Overland Journey from Nagasaki to Kokura, Begun on February 13, 1691, Consisting of 51 1/2 Japanese Milesp. 288
Voyage from Kokura to Osaka, Begun on February 17, 1691, Amounting to 140 or 150 Milesp. 300
Journey of Thirteen Miles from Osaka to Miyako, Begun on February 28th and Completed on the 29th, as well as a Description of Both Citiesp. 311
The Journey from Miyako to Hamamatsu of Sixty-three Japanese Miles, Being Half the Journey to Edo, Begun on March 2ndp. 325
Continuation of Our Journey from Hamamatsu Sixty Japanese Miles and Thirty-eight Streets to the Shogunal Capital of Edop. 336
Description of the City and the Castle of Edo, Some Events That Took Place There, Our Audience and Departurep. 351
Return from Edop. 369
The Second Journey to the Shogun's Courtp. 398
Second Return Journey from Edo to Nagasakip. 417
List of Personsp. 439
Money and Measurementsp. 445
Notesp. 449
Glossary of Japanese Termsp. 509
Bibliographyp. 525
Indexp. 533
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