The Tokaido Road

The Tokaido Road

“Planted like a willow in the road.” Cat and Kasane stood elbow to elbow with the other travelers crowded under the wide eaves fronting on the T kaid, which was also Akasaka's main street. Rain cascaded in a silvery sheet from the edge ...

Author: Lucia St. Clair Robson

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781429935999

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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After the execution of her father, the young and beautiful Lady Asano is in grave danger from the powerful Lord Kira. In order to save herself Asano must find Oishi, the leader of the fighting men of her clan. She believes he is three hundred miles to the southwest in the imperial city of Kyoto. Disguising her loveliness in the humble garments of a traveling priest, and calling herself Cat, Lady Asano travels the fabled Tokaido Road. Her only tools are her quick wits, her samurai training, and her deadly, six foot-long naginata. And she will need them all, for a ronin has been hired to pursue her, a mysterious man who will play a role in Cat's drama that neither could have ever imagined. . . . At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Categories: Fiction

Dew on the Grass

Dew on the Grass

Issa trekked westward along the T kaid , a highway that more or less followed the Pacific coastline till it reached Nagoya. His pace was slow, as he stopped at various towns on the way and exchanged greetings with local poets, ...

Author: Makoto Ueda

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047413127

Category: Literary Criticism


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This book sketches the life and poetry of Kobayishi Issa, a major Japanese haiku poet, and tries to identify the sources of his bold individualism and all-embracing humanism in terms of his long and checkered carrier.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Japanese Industrial History Technology Urbanization and Economic Growth

Japanese Industrial History  Technology  Urbanization and Economic Growth

2. For a recent English-language account of Osaka during the early modern period, 1600¦1868, see McClain and Wakita (1999). 3. On the T-kaid- road and the other great road networks knitting Tokugawa Japan together, see Vaporis (1994).

Author: Carl Mosk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315291710

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

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A detailed examination of the industrial development of Japan since the Meiji Restoration.
Categories: Business & Economics

Japanese Gardens

Japanese Gardens

In Toyamas-, the mountain was called Mount Hakone, which had a major official checkpoint on the route known as the ... During the Edo period, all travelers entering and leaving Edo (Tokyo) along the T-kaid- highway were stopped here for ...

Author: Seiko Goto

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317411635

Category: Gardening

Page: 194

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The unique beauty of the Japanese garden stems from its spirituality and rich symbolism, yet most discussions on this kind of garden rarely provide more than a superficial overview. This book takes a thorough look at the process of designing a Japanese garden, placing it in a historical and philosophical context. Goto and Naka, both academic experts in Japanese garden history and design, explore: The themes and usage of the Japanese garden Common garden types such as tea and Zen gardens Key maintenance techniques and issues. Featuring beautiful, full-colour images and a glossary of essential Japanese terms, this book will dramatically transform your understanding of the Japanese garden as a cultural treasure.
Categories: Gardening

The History of the Book in East Asia

The History of the Book in East Asia

... E-hon Ch~shin-gura (Illustrated treasury of loyal retainers, 1800¥1808), and Jippensha Ikku«s (1765¥1831) picaresque best seller, [Tdkaiddch~] Hiza-kurige (Hoofing it down the T-kaid- Road, 1802¥1814).30 Five copies circulated of ...

Author: Cynthia Brokaw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351888349

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 640

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The history of the book in East Asia is closely linked to problems of language and script, problems which have also had a profound impact on the technology of printing and on the social and intellectual impact of print in this area. This volume contains key readings on the history of printed books and manuscripts in China, Korea and Japan and includes an introduction which provides an overview of the history of the book in East Asia and sets the readings in their context.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Is Paris Still the Capital of the Nineteenth Century

Is Paris Still the Capital of the Nineteenth Century

See Traganou, The T kaid Road, 197. Wirgman, an occasional interpreter for the British legation, allegedly helped with the British contract to build the Japanese railway. See John Clark, Japanese Exchanges in Art, 1850s to 1930s, ...

Author: Hollis Clayson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351562027

Category: Art

Page: 312

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"Is Paris Still the Capital of the Nineteenth Century?" The question that guides this volume stems from Walter Benjamin's studies of nineteenth-century Parisian culture as the apex of capitalist aesthetics. Thirteen scholars test Benjamin's ideas about the centrality of Paris, formulated in the 1930s, from a variety of methodological perspectives. Many investigate the underpinnings of the French capital's reputation and mythic force, which was based largely upon the city's capacity to put itself on display. Some of the authors reassess the famed centrality of Paris from the vantage point of our globalized twenty-first century by acknowledging its entanglements with South Africa, Turkey, Japan, and the United States. The volume equally studies a broader range of media than Benjamin did himself: from modernist painting and printmaking, photography, and illustration to urban planning. The essays conclude that Paris did in many ways function as the epicenter of modernity's international reach, especially in the years from 1850 to 1900, but did so only as a consequence of the idiosyncratic force of its mythic image. Above all, the essays affirm that the study of late nineteenth-century Paris still requires nimble and innovative approaches commensurate with its legend and global aura.
Categories: Art

Japanese Numbers Game

Japanese Numbers Game

T Crump. left to man—in other words, it is a matter for the local culture, to be studied in relation to human ... Historically the best-known Japanese case of a line joining two points is the famous T)kaid), or 'East-west road', ...

Author: T Crump

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134935598

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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An almost obsessional use of numbers characterizes Japanese popular culture. A wide variety of numerical formulae and strategies provide the means for explaining events and solving problems occurring in everyday life. These include such matters as the choice of the name for a child, ranking in almost any game or sport, the diagnosis and cure of illness or the decision to accept a new job. This text provides a general study of the field of Japanese popular numeracy. It introduces the reader to a world of numbers in which fortune-telling, the abacus and games involving numbers, as well as curious numerical names (of both people and places), illustrate the importance of systems of counting, calculation and forecasting. The study explores the cultural roots of attitudes towards numbers and makes suggestions about the contemporary implications of a culture in which mechanical numeracy (and number obsession) is general but the highest levels of academic mathematics still fall short of world standards.
Categories: Social Science

Black Lotus

Black Lotus

FROM THE BLACK LOTUS SUTRA Shinagawa was a village south of Edo, and the second of fiftythree post stations along the T kaid highway. The palanquin ride from the Z jdistrict brought Reiko there by afternoon.

Author: Laura Joh Rowland

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781849017275

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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With a triple murder on his hands, Sano's search for a killer leads to a clash of wills with Reiko, his headstrong wife. September, 1693, and a cottage belonging to the Black Lotus Temple, spiritual centre for hundreds of Buddhist nuns, monks, priests and orphans, is burned to the ground, leaving three dead. Samuri-detective Sano Ichiro quickly discovers the victims did not die in the fire; they were brutally murdered before the fire began. His investigation of the incident leads him to Haru, an orphan girl found at the scene of the crime. But Reiko, investigating the case against Sano's wishes, is convinced of her innocence. But will Reiko risk her marriage to Sano in order to prove Haru could not be the multiple murderer?
Categories: Fiction

The Man Who Saved Kabuki

The Man Who Saved Kabuki

It depicts in a series of comic episodes the travels along the T kaid Highway, from Edo to Osaka and Kyoto, of the comic townsmen, Yaji and Kita. It is often called simply Hizakurige or Yaji Kita. Tsuchigumo (The Earth Spider) An 1881 ...

Author: Okamoto Shiro

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824864842

Category: History

Page: 232

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As part of its program to promote democracy in Japan after World War II, the American Occupation, headed by General Douglas MacArthur, undertook to enforce rigid censorship policies aimed at eliminating all traces of feudal thought in media and entertainment, including kabuki. Faubion Bowers (1917-1999), who served as personal aide and interpreter to MacArthur during the Occupation, was appalled by the censorship policies and anticipated the extinction of a great theatrical art. He used his position in the Occupation administration and his knowledge of Japanese theatre in his tireless campaign to save kabuki. Largely through Bowers's efforts, censorship of kabuki had for the most part been eliminated by the time he left Japan in 1948. Although Bowers is at the center of the story, this lively and skillfully adapted translation from the original Japanese treats a critical period in the long history of kabuki as it was affected by a single individual who had a commanding influence over it. It offers fascinating and little-known details about Occupation censorship politics and kabuki performance while providing yet another perspective on the history of an enduring Japanese art form. Read Bowers' impressions of Gen. MacArthur on the Japanese-American Veterans' Association website.
Categories: History



wasn't absolutely dry. ... The road was never vertiginous, but the bends were all she could take. The Kasbah-Bou-About must have covered over 100 ... The Kaid's black slaves were famous, and even the Sultan had desired one in vain.

Author: Lord K. T. Rowallan

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9780919670129

Category: Nobility Great Britain Biography

Page: 232

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In his eightieth year, Lord Rowallan has finally completed this autobiography. This is a book both moving and modest. He shares with us his joys and sorrows alike, keeping nothing back, yet never causing us embarrassment. He has inspired many people, especially the young, by his life, his unswerving standards, and his indomitable faith; and this, his testament, will surely do the same.
Categories: Nobility Great Britain Biography