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JAPAN

OTHER BEAUTIFUL BOOKS ON JAPAN

EACH CONTAINING FULL PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS IN COLOUR

ANCIENT TALES AND FOLK LORE OF JAPAN

BY R. GORDON SMITH, F.R.G.S.

57 ILLUSTRATIONS BY JAPANESE ARTISTS

THE FLOWERS AND GARDENS OF JAPAN

DESCRIBED BY FLORENCE DU CANE

50 ILLUSTRATIONS BY ELLA DU CANE

"JAPAN"

In the "Peeps at Many Lands and Cities" Series

BY JOHN FINNEMORE

12 ILLUSTRATIONS IN COLOUR

PEEPS AT THE HISTORY OF JAPAN

BY JOHN FINNEMORE

8 ILLUSTRATIONS IN COLOUR AND NUMEROUS LINE DRAWINGS IN THE TEXT

PUBLISHED BY ADAM & CHARLES BLACK, 4, 5 AND 6 SOHO SQUARE, LONDON, W.

[Illustration: MISS POMEGRANATE]

JAPAN · A RECORD IN COLOUR BY MORTIMER MENPES · TRANSCRIBED BY DOROTHY MENPES · PUBLISHED BY ADAM & CHARLES BLACK · SOHO SQUARE · LONDON · W.

Published December 1901 Reprinted May 1902, January 1903, January 1904 January 1905

TO MY FRIEND

THE LADY EDWARD CECIL

TO WHOSE ENTHUSIASTIC SYMPATHY MY WORK IN JAPAN OWES SO MUCH OF THE SUCCESS IT HAS ATTAINED

Note

In this book I endeavour to present, with whatever skill of penmanship I may possess, my father's impressions of Japan. I trust that they will not lose in force and vigour in that they are closely intermingled with my own impressions, which were none the less vivid because they were those of a child, for it was as a child, keenly interested in and enjoying all I saw, that I passed, four or five years ago, through that lovely flower land of the Far East, which my father has here so charmingly memorialised in colour.

DOROTHY MENPES

November 1901.

Contents

CHAPTER I PAGE ART AND THE DRAMA 1

CHAPTER II THE LIVING ART 29

CHAPTER III PAINTERS AND THEIR METHODS 49

CHAPTER IV PLACING 75

CHAPTER V ART IN PRACTICAL LIFE 91

CHAPTER VI THE GARDENS 105

CHAPTER VII FLOWER ARRANGEMENT 113

CHAPTER VIII THE GEISHA 123

CHAPTER IX CHILDREN 135

CHAPTER X WORKERS 151

CHAPTER XI CHARACTERISTICS 199

List of Illustrations

1. Miss Pomegranate Frontispiece

FACING PAGE 2. An Actor 2 3. Watching the Play 4 4. The Bill of the Play 6 5. A Garden 8 6. The Road to the Temple 10 7. The Street with the Gallery 12 8. Sun and Lanterns 14 9. Summer Afternoon 16 10. Apricot Blossom Street 18 11. Outside Kioto 20 12. A Blond Day 22 13. A Blind Beggar 24 14. The Giant Lantern 26 15. Sun and Lanterns 32 16. The Scarlet Umbrella 36 17. Leading to the Temple 38 18. By the Light of the Lanterns 40 19. "News" 42 20. A Sunny Temple 44 21. On the Great Canal, Osaka 46 22. After the Festival 52 23. The Lemon Bridge 54 24. Bearing a Burden 58 25... Continue reading book >>




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