Japan as seen and described by famous writers by Esther SingletonJapan as seen and described by famous writers by Esther Singleton

Japan as seen and described by famous writers

byEsther Singleton

Paperback | February 2, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904. Excerpt: ... THE FLOWERS OF JAPAN JOSIAH CONDER AMONG the many general impressions which exist abroad with regard to Japan, is one that it is a land abounding in flowers,--that nature has lavished her floral gifts with special favour upon these sunny islands of the Far East. And in a great measure is this popular fancy justifiable, considering the abundant and imposing display produced by flowering trees and shrubs, at certain seasons in and around the principal cities. In the sense, however, of wild floral profusion, Japanese scenery lacks much that other countries can boast. The traveller from the West, whose rural wanderings nearer home have made him familiar with furze and heather-clad moors, green flower-sprinkled meadows, and hills and forests girdled or carpeted with flowering plants, will miss in Japan some of these charming adornments of natural landscape. There is one short season in the year, when the rice is young, and the honey-scented rape blossom spreads broad stretches of yellow colour over the plains, that recalls to the mind the soft flowering verdure of other lands; but the rice culture, with its endless terraces of mud flats, and the coarse bamboo grass, which in place of softer mead covers every uncultivated hill and glen, deprive the scenery of all but a passing suggestion of the colouring of Western meadows and uplands. The comparative scarcity of groups of wild flowering plants as a feature in the landscape, is, however, to some extent made up for by the blossoming trees, which at certain seasons show soft masses of colour amid the foliage of the hillsides. The wild camellia, azalea, magnolia, plum, peach, and cherry are the most important of these flowering trees. In particular the wild cherry, which abounds in the Northern island, adds to the...
Title:Japan as seen and described by famous writersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217854974

ISBN - 13:9780217854979