Lectures, Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the World's Famous Places and People; Japan. China Volume 3

Lectures, Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the World's Famous Places and People; Japan. China Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...and admiration for a race so neat and delicate to their finger-tips. The Japanese, according to our Occidental standard, may not have much godliness, but they possess what comes next to it--personal cleanliness. And I am sure that, at any time, I would rather associate with a nice, wholesome sinner than with an uncleanly saint! It was while we were taking our breakfast here, that we beheld, in a neighboring room, a lady being served with tea DOMESTIC ETIQUETTE. by her domestic, who was approaching her mistress on her knees. Nothing amazed us more than this, for in the United States these positions are usually reversed. In free America it is the lady who, figuratively speaking, has to "go down on her knees" before her cook. When we consider the serious drawbacks to domestic happiness and comfort, occasioned by the insolence and inefficiency of servants in America, who, as a rule, are better lodged, clothed, and fed than any other class of laborers in the world, one questions if in this, and many other respects, Japan will be improved by contact with the Occident. What Moscow is to the Russians, Kioto is to the Japanese, their prese n t capital, Tokio, corresponding rather to St. Petersburg. Kioto is the ancient capital, --the sacred city of the empire, --hallowed by countless shrines and endeared by centuries of classic memories. It A STREET IN RIOTO. was for a thousand years the home of the Mikado, and is still the centre of old Japanese art. Here also, till the revolution of 1869, lived many nobles of the highest rank, together with distinguished poets, priests, and artists. Its name, Kioto, denotes the City of Peace, and its best citizens were thought to be the most refined and polished of a race whose gentle manners are still...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236595211
  • 9781236595218