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Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

Unbeaten Tracks in Japan
An Account of Travels in the Interior, Including Visits to the Aborigines of Yezo and the Shrines of Nikkô and Isé
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration in Asia

  • Date Published: June 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108014649

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  • Isabella Bird's Unbeaten Tracks in Japan was published in 1880 and recounts her travels in the Far East, begun four years earlier. Bird was recommended an open air life from an early age as a cure for her physical and nervous difficulties. She toured the United States and Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the Sandwich Islands, before travelling to the Far East in order to strengthen herself to marry Dr John Bishop and live in Edinburgh. Based on the letters Bird wrote home, primarily to her sister, Volume 1 recounts her experiences as a solo woman traveller living among the Japanese in Yokohama and Niigata. Volume 2 covers her journeys in Yeso, Tokyo, Kyoto, and the Ise Shrines, and includes her experiences of staying with the Hairy Ainu. This is a fascinating work on the lifestyles, customs, and habits of the people she encountered.

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    • Date Published: June 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108014649
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.83kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Introductory chapter
    1. First view of Japan
    2. Sir Harry Parkes
    3. Yedo and Tôkiyô
    4. Lifeless heat
    5. Narrow grooves
    6. Dr. Hepburn
    7. Theatrical reform
    8. Kwan-non Temple
    9. Fears
    10. A Japanese idyll
    11. The beauties of Nikkô
    12. A Japanese pack-horse and pack-saddle
    13. Peaceful monotony
    14. Comfort disappears
    15. A fantastic jumble
    16. The plain of Wakamatsu
    17. An infamous road
    18. A hurry
    Notes on missions in Niigata
    19. Temple Street
    20. Abominable weather
    21. Mean streets
    Notes on food and cookery
    22. The canal-side at Niigata
    23. Comely kine
    24. Prosperity
    25. The effect of a chicken
    26. The necessity of firmness
    27. A silk factory
    28. A plague of immoderate rain
    29. The symbolism of seaweed
    30. A holiday scene
    31. The fatigues of travelling
    32. Good-tempered intoxication
    33. Torrents of rain
    34. Hope deferred
    35. A lady's toilet
    36. A travelling curiosity
    37. A hard day's journey. Volume 2: Notes on Yezo
    38. Form and colour
    39. Ito's delinquency
    40. A lovely sunset
    41. Savage life
    42. Barrenness of savage life
    43. A parting gift
    44. A welcome gift
    45. More than peace
    46. A group of fathers
    47. A dubious climate
    48. Pleasant last impressions
    49. Pleasant prospects
    Notes on Tôkiyô
    50. A dirty sky
    51. The Hiroshima Maru
    52. Mountain-girdled Kiyôto
    53. The Protestants of Buddhism
    54. Kiyôto shopping
    55. Hugging a Hibachi
    Notes on the Isé shrines
    56. A dreary shrine
    57. My Kuruma-runner
    58. Water-ways in Ôsaka
    59. Fine weather
    A chapter on Japanese public affairs
    Appendix
    Index.

  • Author

    Isabella Lucy Bird

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