Two Journeys To Japan, 1856-7 (volume 2) by Kinahan CornwallisTwo Journeys To Japan, 1856-7 (volume 2) by Kinahan Cornwallis

Two Journeys To Japan, 1856-7 (volume 2)

byKinahan Cornwallis

Paperback | February 3, 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. 1859. Excerpt: ... province of Umi, which lake is reputed to have been created in a night by the force of a violent earthquake, which swallowed up the ground which now forms its bed; two other rivers flow into the Jodogawa just above the castle, which are crossed by handsome stone and marble bridges. The united stream having washed the northern portion of the city, part of its waters are conveyed through a broad canal o supply the southern part, which is by far the most extensive and fashionable one. Numerous smaller channels cut from this artery pass through the main streets of the district, and deep enough for the passage of boats, so that goods may be brought to the doors of the merchants. More than a hundred bridges cross these streams, all of graceful, durable, and fantastic build, and constituting even in themselves a beautiful sight. From the mouth of the main river up to Osaka, we passed more than a thousand boats, junks, and barges. The banks were raised on both sides by a series of ten or twelve retreating stone steps, so that a landing could be easily effected at any part of the entire length. Magnificent metal, stone, and wooden bridges, decorated with grotesque carvings, spanned the river at every few hundred yards' distance, three of which were nearly as long as the space of remove from each other. The streets of the city are regularly laid out at right angles, but somewhat narrower than Japanese streets in general. They were exceedingly clean and neat, and had their side walks paved with small square stones resembling tiles. There were the usual number of gates crossing the streets, which were closed at nightfall, when nobody was suffered to pass from one street to another without special leave from the Ottona. In every street there was the customary fire-hou...
Title:Two Journeys To Japan, 1856-7 (volume 2)Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217652735

ISBN - 13:9780217652735