First published in 1902, this volume emerged contemporaneously with the Anglo-Japanese Treaty and explored the nation of Britain’s newest allies from an American perspective. Anna Hartshorne took her readers from experiencing Japan as unreal to utterly normal. She provided a thorough traveller’s guide including the voyage and first impressions, major locations and Japan’s peoples, culture and history. This is presented in two volumes along with 50 illustrations.
1. Introduction. 2. Voyage and First Impressions. 3. Yokohama. 4. History – the Dawn and the Middle Ages. 5. The Tokugawa and the Restoration. 6. Kamakura – a Forsaken City. 7. Enoshima. 8. A Japanese Inn. 9. From Yokohama to Tokyo. 10. Tokyo – the Castle and the City. 11. Tokyo Streets. 12. A Japanese Household. 13. Ikegami – a Typical Buddhist Temple. 14. Oji Maples. 15. Karuizawa and the West Coast. 16. Ikao. 17. Nikko – the Shrines of the Shoguns. 18. Nikko and Lake Chuzenji. 19. Sendai and Matshushima. 20. The Oshiu Kaido. 21. The Hokkaido.