Things Japanese: Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with Japan for the Use of Travellers and Others

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J. Murray, 1905 - 552 páginas
 

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Página 78 - Buddhism introduced art, introduced medicine, moulded the folk-lore of the country, created its dramatic poetry, deeply influenced politics and every sphere of social and intellectual activity. In a word, Buddhism was the teacher under whose instruction the Japanese nation grew up.
Página 497 - Such is the stupidity of her character that it is incumbent on her, in every particular, to distrust herself and to obey her husband.
Página 493 - ... vulgar. When she speaks, it is to set herself above others, to upbraid others, to envy others, to be puffed up with individual pride, to jeer at others, to outdo others, — all things at variance with the "way" in which a woman should walk. The only qualities that befit a woman are gentle obedience, chastity, mercy, and quietness.
Página 317 - Our kings begin by sending into the countries they wish to conquer missionaries who induce the people to embrace our religion, and when they have made considerable progress, troops are sent who combine with the new Christians, and then our kings have not much trouble in accomplishing the rest.
Página 103 - French school of historical scholars, at the end of the seventeenth and the beginning of the eighteenth century...
Página 324 - Japanese subjects shall, within limits not prejudicial to peace and order, and not antagonistic to their duties as subjects, enjoy freedom of religious belief.
Página 17 - Japanese family and find half-a-do2en persons calling each other parent and child, brother and sister, uncle and nephew, and yet being really either no blood-relations at all, or else relations in quite different degrees from those conventionally assumed.
Página 494 - It is the chief duty of a girl living in the parental house to practice filial piety towards her father and mother. But after marriage, her chief duty is to honor her fatherin-law and mother-in-law — to honor them beyond her own father and mother— to love and reverence them with all ardor, and to tend them with every practice of filial piety.
Página 190 - Where melt thy snows amid thy fires away, Or thy fierce fires lie quenched beneath thy snows What name might fitly tell, what accents sing, Thine awful, godlike grandeur? 'Tis thy breast That holdeth Narusawa's flood at rest, Thy side whence Fujikawa's waters spring. Great Fujiyama, towering to the sky! A treasure art thou giv'n to mortal man, A God Protector watching o'er Japan;@ On thee forever let me feast mine eye.
Página 40 - The floor must have been low down, so that the occupants of the building, as they squatted or lay on their mats, were exposed to the stealthy attacks of venomous snakes, which were probably far more numerous in the earliest ages, when the country was for the most part uncultivated, than at the present day.... There seems some reason to think that...

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