Tohoku, the Scotland of Japan; By REV. Christopher Noss Volume 4

Tohoku, the Scotland of Japan; By REV. Christopher Noss Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...would have no energy for anything but just living, or, rather, existing. Missionary Residence Site. In selecting a site for a residence, usually wherever possible, a considerable piece of ground is secured for a yard and garden. One reason is, that it is necessary to secure good sanitary conditions. If there are children, there must be a somewhat secluded place where they may play. When they appear on the streets unattended they are so surrounded by people curious to observe them, that it is impossible for them to move freely or to play naturally. A family of well-behaved children is a great asset in work among the Japanese. They destroy suspicion and prejudice; for "one touch of nature makes the whole world kin." But missionary children allowed to run the streets are quickly ruined. The average size of the lot may be a piece about 120 feet square. In the ordinary town or city, excepting Tokyo, such a lot can be secured for from $500 to $1,000. Palatia Appearance. The pictures of missionary residences sometimes give the impression that they are large and magnificent. They look like mansions with conservatories. As a matter of fact, they are not so commodious or so convenient as the residence of an average farmer in Pennsylvania or Ohio. A Japanese town is usually built on low land. The water in the ground is so near the surface that a dry cellar is impossible. In selecting a site the missionary picks out a comparatively high spot and sets his frame structure upon a high founda tion in order to get away from the dampness. One other reason why the missionary's residence looks so big is that, in the hygienic type, the rooms are so arranged that everyone gets a large supply of sunshine, and glass is used as largely as possible. In...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236886240
  • 9781236886248