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By Michael Wise

travelers looking for the unforeseen came upon it in outdated Japan. the following was once a wierd land certainly, the place girls blackened their the teeth, males wore tattoos in lieu of garments, and the complete family members bathed jointly “with as a lot freedom as a flock of ducks”. viewers got here in millions and eagerly placed pen to paper, commenting on every thing eastern, from curios to coolies, sake to samurai, etiquette to earthquakes. They left behind—in letters, diaries and memoirs—personal impressions of previous Japan, occasionally as revealing of the writers themselves because the state they came visiting. This booklet positive aspects seventy four of those traveller’s tales—many of them humorous, others critical, yet all a excitement to read.

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