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Japan. Illustrated and embellished with views of the world's famous places and people, being the identical discourses delivered during the past eighteen years under the title of the Stoddard lectures.

TitleJapan - John L. Stoddard's Lectures
AuthorJohn L. Stoddard
PublisherNorwood Press
Year1901
Copyright1901, John L. Stoddard
AmazonJohn L. Stoddard's Lectures 13 Volume Set
-Japan
It is now nearly four hundred years since the brave discoverer, Magellan, first sailed around the world. Yet, till comparatively recent times, three years were necessary to complete the circuit....
-Japan. Part 2
It was already evening when we approached the Rockies. We tried to catch their outline, but in vain. Behind a veil of impenetrable gloom, the morrow's splendid spectacle awaited us. Accordingly,...
-Japan. Part 3
Our ocean gateway, and place of embarkation for Japan, was Vancouver, - one of those marvels of the West, which, notwithstanding all our previous reading, astonish us when actually seen. Ten years ago...
-Japan. Part 4
Mississippi Bay. Nothing stands out more clearly in my recollection of the Orient than the bright, long anticipated hour when, after thirteen days of dreary ocean travel, we suddenly beheld, emerg...
-Japan. Part 5
A Japanese Mackintosh. In stormy weather these human horses wore blankets that excited both our laughter and amazement. They are a kind of Japanese mackintosh, composed of grass and straw, which, ...
-Japan. Part 6
Some of the houses on the Bluff are quite attractive; and life in them must be in many respects delightful. We met here two American ladies, who, having taken a furnished house for several months, wer...
-Japan. Part 7
Doing Laundry Work. One thing, however, still remains at Kamakura to tell us of its unrecorded past. It is the world-renowned statue of Buddha, - one of the largest works in bronze that man has ev...
-Japan. Part 8
The Sacred Cave. A Rustic Buddha. It is a singular opening, - a crack in the volcanic cliff, three hundred feet in length and thirty in height. From its obscure recesses, we gained a charming ...
-Japan. Part 9
Looking Down Upon Tokio. Bridge To The Emperor's Palace, Tokio. Meanwhile, in one of the stately castles of Japan there lived the Mikado's representative, or viceroy; for, of course, the Japan...
-Japan. Part 10
Entrance To The Shoguns' Temple, Tokio. Old Feudal Residence, Tokio. A Modern Castle. The houses of the old Japanese nobles in Tokio recall many other striking contrasts between the past and ...
-Japan. Part 11
A Japanese Actor. A Sacred Gate. Let no one think, however, that all these changes, surprising though they are, have wholly done away with old Japan. The contrary is proved by countless char...
-Japan. Part 12
Japanese Lanterns. Approach To The Temples, Nikko. In Serried Ranks. A Bronze Lantern. Blossom - Laden Banks. A Japanese Temple. As we might expect from such a refined and arti...
-Japan. Part 13
A Tea - House Ornamented With Wistaria. A Dwarf Maple. The Great Tree Near Lake Biwa. Forest Solitude. Japanese Landscape Gardening. A Tree Trimmed To Represent A Ship. A Lo...
-Japan. Part 14
Like Mammoth Bull - Frogs. An Acrobat. The conqueror was, of course, hailed with shouts of triumph, and in five minutes all was ready for another contest. They Tugged And Strained.. At...
-Japan. Part 15
On One Of The Terraces. A Gateway At Nikko. As we advanced still farther through these wonderful enclosures, it seemed like walking through a village whose buildings still remained in symmetry...
-Japan. Part 16
A Guardian Of The Gate. The Bronze Portal. The Path To The Shogun's Grave. Leaving at length the shrines of Nikko, we climbed still hundred years, had always had two sovereigns at the same...
-Japan. Part 17
The most important dramas of the coming century will probably be enacted on the shores of the Pacific. Neither the European coast, nor yet our own, can now materially change; but over the mightiest...
-Japan. Part 18
Approaching Miyanoshita. A Japanese Village Near Miyanoshita. A Bit Of Japan. Rural Scenery In Japan. Yet this is what one sees continually in Japan. What would in other lands seem art...
-Japan. Part 19
A Japanese Meal. What, we inquired somewhat impatiently, is the meaning of this dearth of animal life, - here, where a million acres on these verdant hills would give the best of pasturage for ...
-Japan. Part 20
At Miyanoshita. Rural Scenery. From this point on, the beaten roads are left, and only narrow paths ascend the hills. Hence, on the morning after our arrival, we found ourselves confronted by ...
-Japan. Part 21
Stopping For A Smoke. A Japanese Lady En Route. Fuji - Yama. It made me fairly catch my breath to look for the first time upon this noble peak, whose form had been portrayed on almost ever...
-Japan. Part 22
Crossing The Ten - Province Pass. Village Street. A Lovely Walk Near Hakone. Approach To The Temple At Nara. Another charming excursion in Japan led us across the Ten-province pass t...
-Japan. Part 23
A Mixture Of Styles. A Japanese Doctor Of The Old Style. A Japanese Lady. In traveling through the rural districts of Japan, the tourist soon becomes accustomed to the peasant's lack of cl...
-Japan. Part 24
This, it is true, is more than he himself can do, since he is blind; but our pity is soon diverted from him to the person he is treating, not so much because of the pinching to which he subjects his v...
-Japan. Part 25
A Boat-Ride In Japan. Geisha Girls. A Dancing-Girl. The richest toilettes that we saw in the land of the Mikado were worn by geisha girls, without whom Japanese festivals are incomplete. S...
-Japan. Part 26
The Guardian Of Travelers And Little Children. They love the beautiful in nature and in art. They live simply; and how much that means! Their wants are few. The houses of the wealthy do not differ...
-Japan. Part 27
A Ruined Village. Scattered By An Earthquake. Twisted By An Earthquake. Effect Of A Typhoon At Kobe. In planning a journey through the interior of Japan, the tourist naturally inquires...
-Japan. Part 28
Writing A Letter. With many bows and smiles the landlord of the tea-house led the way up a flight of exquisitely polished stairs, and showed us our apartments. We looked around us with astonishment, ...
-Japan. Part 29
Bringing Tea. Playing Games. Two Modes Of Travel In Japan. It was while we were taking our breakfast here, that we beheld, in a neighboring room, a lady being served with tea by her domest...
-Japan. Part 30
A Temple In Kioto. Bronze Horse. A Japanese Belfry. The Japanese have really two religions, in some respects rivals of each other. The elder, or original faith, is Shinto- ism; the younger...
-Japan. Part 31
A singular feature of many of these Buddhist temples is a line of votive tablets, erected by pious souls, who wished either to show by means of pictures the dangers from which God had rescued them, or...
-Japan. Part 32
Ropes Of Women's Hair. A Religious Festival. A Matsuri. A Characteristic Street. The streets in Kioto, like those of most Japanese cities, are usually much alike. No heavy teams distur...
-Japan. Part 33
Making Clogs. Child And Nurse. Japanese Carpenters. But if the Japanese are proficient in the ordinary industries of life, what shall be said of those finer proofs of their artistic skill ...
-Japan. Part 34
Priestly Musicians. In the immediate vicinity of Kioto is a bamboo grove possessing an extent and beauty unusual even in Japan, where the plant grows luxuriantly. The various ways in which the Jap...
-Japan. Part 35
The Path Through The Forest. Lake Biwa. The colors on the mountains were magnificent. Autumnal foliage mantled them with glory. Thousands of oaks and maples lined the slopes with every shade o...









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