The Spell Of Japan by Isabel AndersonThe Spell Of Japan by Isabel Anderson

The Spell Of Japan

byIsabel Anderson

Paperback | October 31, 2019

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• A newly typeset edition of a work now long out of print and difficult to obtain • A fascinating companion volume on a modern-day trip to Korea and Japan • Will appeal to the tourist, amateur historian and armchair traveler alike The year is 1914. A distinguished couple had arrived overland two years previously from Europe via Russia and Korea to Yokohama and on to Tokyo. The gentleman, Mr. Larz Anderson, assumes the role of American ambassador to Japan. His wife, Isabel - a glamourous, Boston-born heiress - submerges herself in the rich, yet little known culture of Imperial Japan. With ready access to Japanese high society, Isabel bears first-hand witness to court custom, art, costume and ritual as few Western visitors have before. Yet her lack of pretension and keen observation allows her to describe the life of the common people of old Japan in just as lucid prose. The Spell of Japan takes us through Japanese-occupied Korea, to the gilded temples of Kyoto and the splendors of the Imperial court of Tokyo. An illuminating journey for the modern tourist, the armchair traveler and amateur historian alike.
Isabel Anderson (1876-1948), née Isabel Weld Perkins, was a Boston heiress, author, war volunteer, and society hostess. She traveled extensively with her husband, an American diplomat who, among other postings, was at one point in his career the US Ambassador to Japan.
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Title:The Spell Of JapanFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:278 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:October 31, 2019Publisher:Orchid PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9745242063

ISBN - 13:9789745242067

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. A newly typeset edition of a work now long out of print and difficult to obtain. A fascinating companion volume on a modern-day trip to Korea and Japan. Will appeal to the tourist, amateur historian and armchair traveler alike The year is 1914. A distinguished couple had arrived overland two years previously from Europe via Russia and Korea to Yokohama and on to Tokyo. The gentleman, Mr. Larz Anderson, assumes the role of American ambassador to Japan. His wife, Isabel - a glamourous, Boston-born heiress - submerges herself in the rich, yet little known culture of Imperial Japan. With ready access to Japanese high society, Isabel bears first-hand witness to court custom, art, costume and ritual as few Western visitors have before. Yet her lack of pretension and keen observation allows her to describe the life of the common people of old Japan in just as lucid prose. The Spell of Japan takes us through Japanese-occupied Korea, to the gilded temples of Kyoto and the splendors of the Imperial court of Tokyo. An illuminating journey for the modern tourist, the armchair traveler and amateur historian alike.