History of Japan Guide

A Short History of Japan

Japanese Pronunciation
Introduction: The Divine Ages
The Prehistoric Period
The Imperialistic Period
The Heian Epoch
The Gempei Era
Hōjō Tyranny
Ashikaga Anarchy
Civil Strife
Tokugawa Feudalism
Tokugawa Feudalism - Continued
Tokugawa Feudalism - Concluded
The Meiji Era
The Meiji Era (continued)
The Meiji Era (continued)
The Meiji Era (continued)
The Meiji Era (concluded)
Physiography
Prefectures
List of Emperors and Empresses
List f Shoguns
List of Regents (skik-ken)
List of Japanese Year Periods

An Introduction to the History of Japan

Preface
Introduction
The Races and Climate of Japan
Japan Before the Introduction of Buddhism and Chinese Civilisation
Growth of The Imperial Power. Gradual Centralisation
Remodeling of the State
Culmination of the New Régime; Stagnation; Rise of The Military Régime
The Military Régime; the Taira and the Minamoto; the Shogunate of Kamakura
The Welding of the Nation. The Political Disintegration of the Country
End of Mediaeval Japan
The Transition from Mediaeval to Modern Japan
The Tokugawa Shogunate,-its Political Régime
Tokugawa Shogunate, Culture and Society
The Restoration of the Meidji
Epilogue

Japanese Life in Town and Country

Introductory-the Point of View
The Tradition
Asiatic Civilisation
The Feudal Wars
The Awakening
Buddhism: The Religion of the Common People
Confucianism: The Religion of Educated Men
Philosophy for the People
The Way of the "Samurai"
The Life of the "Samurai" in Old Japan
The Life of the "Samurai," New Japan
The Common People: Farmers, Artisans, and Artists
Merchants, Women, and Servants
Language, Literature, and Education
Tokyo

Mysterious Japan

A Day Goes Overboard-A Sunday Schism-A Desert Island-Water, Water Everywhere-Men with Tails- Anecdotes of the Emperor of Korea-Korean Reforms-Cured by Brigands-The Man who Went to Florida-The Black Current-While Cliffs and Coloured Sails-Fuji Ahoy!
The Pier at Yokohama-The Flower-People-A Celestial Suburb-French Cooking and Frock Coats-From a Car- Window- Elfin Gardens-"The Land of Little Children"
Growing Tokyo-Architecture and Statuary-The Westernization of Japan-The Story of Costumes-Women's Dress Advantages of Standardized Styles-Selection and Rejection
Quakes and the Building Problem-Big Quake-Democracy in Architecture-Narrow Streets and Tiny Shops-The Majestic Little Policeman-The Dread of Burglars-What to Do in a Quake-The Man Who Went Home-"Fire!"-A Ricksha Ride to the Wrong Address-A Front-Porch Bath
Reversed Ideas-Some Advantages of Old Age-Morbidity and Suicide-High Necks and Long Skirts-Language- -Chinese Characters and Kana-Calligraphy as a Fine Art-The Oriental Mind-False Hair-The Mystery of the Bamboo Screens-A Note on Cats at Cripple Creek-The Occidental Mind
Interlocking Ideas-Customs and Symbolism-Simplicity versus Complexity-Flower Arrangement-Teaism-The Egg-Shaped God-The Feudal Era-Ceremonial Tea- Household Decoration-Keys to Japan-The Seven Blind Men
The Lyric Impulse-A Man-Made Product-The Remoteness of Woman Suffrage-Efforts Toward Progress- Divorce-Marriage and the Go-Between-The Rising Generation-Japanese-American Duality-Leprosy
Wedding Gifts-A Wife's Duties-Adopted Son-Husbands- Women in Business and Professional Life-Actresses-The "New Woman"-Kissing as a Business Custom-Film Censorship-"Oi, Kora!"-Women of Old Japan-The Change is Coming
Baseball in Japan-The National Sport-Wrestling and Shintoism-Fans-Wrestlers' Earnings-The National Game Building-Formalities Before the Matches-The Super-Champions-Peculiarities of Japanese Wrestling- Days Off
The Courageous Congressmen-Geisha and Nesan-The Maple Club-The Gentleness of Servants-Removable Walls -Dancing Girls-A Lesson in the Use of Chopsticks- "Truthful Girl"-A Toast in Sakê-Drunkenness-My Friend the Amiable Inebriate-The Great Rice-Ball Mystery
A Japanese Meal-Other Meals-Smoking and the Duty on Cigars-Japanese Music-Geisha Dancing-What Is a Geisha?-Their Refinement-Autumn Leaves-Filial Piety and Certain Horrors Thereof
I Entertain at a Teahouse-Folk Dances-The Sense of Form-The Organization of Society-Jitsuko Helps me Give a Party-Pretty Kokinoyou-Geisha Games-Rivalries of Geisha-The Cherry Dance at Kyoto-Theatre Settings- Unmercenary Geisha-Teahouse Romances-Restaurants, Cheap and Costly-Reflections on Reform
Commercialized Vice-The Yoshiwara-An Establishment Therein-Famous Old Geisha-A "Male Geisha"-The Stately Shogi-They Show Us Courtesy-The Merits of the Shogi-Kyoto's Shimabara-The Shogi in Romance-The Tale of the Fair Yoshino
Japan and Italy-The Sense of Beauty-Poetry-Japanese Poems by an American Woman-A Poem on a Kimono- Garden Ornaments-Garden Parties and Gifts-The Four Periods of Landscape Gardening-The Volcanic Principle in Gardens
I Acquire Vanity-I Meet a Wise Man-The Distate for Boasting-Imperial Traditions-The First Ambassadors and Consequent Embarrassments-Trappings of Rank- I Display My Knowledge-And Come a Cropper-The Beauties of Calm
The "Connecticut Yankee" in Old Japan-Commodore Perry-The Elder Statesmen-Marquis Okuma-Selfmade Men-Viscount Shibusawa-The Power of the Daimyo-Samurai Privileges, Including That of Suicide- Education in Old Japan-Jigoro Kano and Jiudo-The Farewell Letter of a Patriot-Kodokwan and Butokukai- The Old Military Virtues-General Nogi-His Death With Countess Nogi
The Old-time Anti-Foreign Sentiment- Prince Yoshinobu Tokugawa-Emperor and Shogun- Prince Yoshinobu becomes Shogun-His Highness, Akitakê, Goes to France- -Humorous Episodes-The Defeat of Prince Yoshinobu's Army-Various Explanations-The Restoration the Emperor- Prince Yoshinobu's Retirement-The Viscount's Theory- Prince Keikyu Tokugawa-A Roosevelt Anecdote -Swords and Watchchain
Viscount Kaneko's Home-Some Souvenirs-A Roosevellian Mentory-DoctorBigelow's Propliecy-A First Meeting with Roosevelt-The Russo-Japanese War-Luncheons at the White House-Roosevelt's Interest in the Samurai Tradition -Sagamore Hill-Mrs. Roosevelt and Quentin-A Simple Home-The President Brings Blankets-A Bear Hunt- The Peace of Portsmouth and a Bearskin for the Emperor-A Letter of Roosevelt's on Relations with Japan-A Letter from Mid-Africa-" American Samurai"
Placidity and Sodans-Talk and Tea-American Business Methods versus Japanese-The Arnerica, Housekeeper in Nippon-Japan's Problem-Population and Food-The Militarists-Land-Grabbing-Liberalism-Emigration-Industrialism-Examples of Inefficiency-" Public Fatilities" -Comedies of the Telephone-The Cables
The Average American and International Affairs-The Vagueness of the Orient-A Definition by Former Ambassador Morris-"They say"-The "Yellow Peril"-International Insults-Physiognomy-What! the Japanese Should Learn About Us-Our Race Probrems-Racial lnlegrily-Assimilation-Californian Methods-The Two Sound Arguments Against Oriental immigration
Some Reflections on New York Hospitality-And on the Hospitality of Japan-Letters of Introduction-Bowing- How Japanese Politeness is Sometimes Misunderstood- Entertaining Foreigners-Showing the Country at its Best- What is the Mysterious "Truth" About Japan?-Japanese versus Chinese-Leadership in the Far East-Will Japan Become a Moral Leader?-A "First-Class Power"-The New "Long Pants"-How to Treat Japan-The Wisdom of Roosevelt and Root.
The Missing Lunch-The Japanese Chauffeur-the Little Train-Japanese Railroads-The Railway Lunch-The Railway Teapot-Reflections on Some American Ways- Are the Japanese Honest?-A Story of Viscount Shibusawa -Travelling Customs-An Eavesdropping Episode
Katsuura and the Basha-A Noble Coast-Scenes on a Country Road-The Fishers-A Temple and Tame Fish- We Arrive at an Inn-I See a Bath-I Take One-Bathing Customs-The Attentive Nesan-In the Tub
A Walk in a Kimono-Dinner at the Inn-Sweet Servitors -An Evening's Enchantment-The Disadvantages of Ramma -My Neighbours Retire-A Japanese Bed-Breakfast- "Bear's Milk" -The Village of Nabulo-An Island and a Cave-The Abelone Divers-A Sail with Fishermen
I Take Gen's Pholograph-The Pay of Fisher-Folk-Where All the World Works-We Help Gen Pull Her Cart-And Surprise Some Wayfarers-The Road Grows Long-Fairy Débutantes
The Handkerchief as a Travelling Bag-Bags and Bottles- Computing Time-The Mystic Animals of the Zodiac- Superstitions Regarding Them-Temple Fortune-Telling- An Ekisha-The Ema-Yuki Tells of a Wonderful Cure
Our Difficulties with the Language-The Questionable Humour of Broken Speech-"Do You Striking This Man for That?"-"Companies, Scholars, and Other Households"- Curious Correspondence-Japanese Puns-Strange laughter -The Grotesque in Art-Japanese Colour-Prints-Famous Print Collections-Monet's Discovery of Prints at Zaandam -Japanese Prints and French Impressionism
Living in a Japanese House-The Priceless Yuki-The Servants in the House-The Red Carpet-Our Trunks Depart-Tokyo's Night-time Sounds-Tipping and Noshi -The Etiquette of Farewells-Sayonara

Studies in Japanese Buddhism

Introduction
Buddhist Origins
Development of Primitive, Buddhism into Mahāyāna Buddhism
Developments of Buddhism in Japan
The Buddhist Canon as Known in Japan
Outline of Main Doctrines of Japanese Buddhism
Buddhist Ethics
The Place of Buddhism in Japanese Life - Past, Present and Future

The Awakening of Japan

The Night of Asia
The Chrysalis
Buddhism and Confucianism
The Voice from Within
The White Disaster
The Cabinet and the Boudoir
The Transition
Restoration and Reformation
The Reincarnation
Japan and Peace

The Development of Japan

Introduction
The Geographic Setting of Japan
From the Earliest Trues to the Introduction of Buddhism
From the Introduction of Buddhism, A. D. 552, to the Organization of the Shogunate, A. D. 1192
The Shogunate: From Its Foundation (1192) to the Accession of Iyeyasu (1603)
The Shogunate: From the Accession of Iyeyasu (1603) To the Coming of Perry (1853)
The Civilization of the Old Japan
The Period of Internal Transformation (1853-1894) (1)
The Period Of Internal Transformation (1853-1894) (2)
The Period Of Internal Transformation (1853-1894) (3)
1894 To 1918: Japan Takes Her Place Among the Powers of the World (1)
1894 To 1918: Japan Takes Her Place Among the Powers of the World (2)
The Internal Development of Japan from the War with China to the Present (1894-1917)

The Development of Religion in Japan

Preface
Sources
The Development of Religion in Japan
Primitive Beliefs and Rites. Natural Religion.
Shinto, the Way of the Gods. Natural Religion.
Buddhism, the Worship of the Absolute. Supernatural Religion.
Developments of Buddhism. Salvation by Faith. Supernatural Religion.
Confucianism as Polity and Ethics. Ethical Religion.
Confucianism as a World System. Ethical Religion.

The Japanese Nation

Preface
The East and the West
The Land or Geographical Features in Their Relation to the Inhabitants
The Past in Its Significance to the Present
Race and National Characteristics
Religious Beliefs
Morals and Moral Ideals
Education and Educational Problems
Economic Conditions
Japan as Coloniser
American-Japanese Intercourse Prior to the Advent of Perry
The Relations Between the United States and Japan
American Influence in the Far East
Peace Over the Pacific

The Mikado's Empire

Preface.Preface to the Second Edition.
History of Japan from 660 B.C. To 1872 A.D.
The Orthography and Pronunciation of Japanese Words.
The Background.
The Aborigines.
Materials of History.
Japanese Mythology.
The Twilight of Fable.
Sūjin, the Civilizer.
Yamato-daké, the Conqueror of the Kuanté.
The Introduction of Contenental Civilization
Life in Ancient Japan
The Ancient Religion.
The Throne and the Noble Families.
The Beginning of Military Domination.
Yoritomo and the Minamoto Family.
Creation of the Dual System of Government.
The Glory and the Fall of the Hōjō Family.
Buddism in Japan.
The Invasion of the Mongol Tartars.
The Temporary Mikadoate
The War of the Chrysanthemums.
The Ashikaga Period.
Life in the Middle Ages.
The Growth and Customs of Feudalism
Nobunaga, the Persecutor of the Buddhists
Hidéyoshi's Exterprises. - The Invasion of Corea.
Christianity and Foreigners.
Iyéyasŭ, the Founder of Yedo.
The Perfection of Duarchy and Feudalism
The Recent Revolutions in Japan.
Personal Experiences, Observations, and Studies in Japan. 1870-1875.
First Glimpses of Japan.
A Ride on the Tōkaidō.
In Tōkiō, the Eastern Capital.
Sights and Sounds in a Pagan Temple.
Studies in the Capital.
Among the Men of New Japan.
In the Heart of Japan.
Reception by the Daimiō. - Students.
Life in a Japanese House.
Children's Games and Sports.
Household Customs and Superstitions.
The Mythical Zoology of Japan.
Folk-lore and Fireside Stories.
Japanese Proverbs.
The Last Year of Feudalism.
A Tramp Through Japan
The Position of Woman.
New Japan.
Notes And Appendices.
Associated Ideas In Art And Poetry.
The Testament of Iyéyasŭ.
The Tokugawa Feudal System.
The Bombardment of Kagoshima.
The Shimonoseki Affair.
The Military Establishment.
Mines and Mineral Resources.
The Hokkaidō.
Mint and Public Works.
Notation of Time.
Enumeration of Years by Year-periods.
List of Year-periods.
Record of Events, 1876, 1877, 1878.
A.D. 1877, Tenth Year of Meiji and 2538th of the Japanese Empire.
National Banks.
Corea.
The Ceramic Art of Japan.

Things Japanese

Preface
Introductory Chapter
Abacus
Abdication
Acupuncture
Adams (Will)
Adoption
Agriculture
Ainos
Amusements
Archæology
Architecture
Armour
Army
Art
Asiatic Society of Japan
Bamboos
Bathing
Bibliography
Birthdays
Blackening the Teeth.
Books on Japan
Botany
Bowing to the Emperor's Picture
Bronze
Buddhism
Camphor
Capital Cities
Carving
Cats
Cha-no-yu
Characteristics
Charms and Sacred Pictures
Chauvinism
Cherry-blossom
Chess
Children
Christianity in Japan
Clans
Classes of Society
Climate
Cloisonné
Confucianism
Conventions
Cormorant-fishing
Cremation
Currency
Cycle
Daimyō
Dances
Decorations
Demoniacal Possession
Divination
Dress
Duck-hunting
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Education
EE-EE
Embroidery
Empress
English as she is Japped
Esotericism
Eta
Eurasians
Europeanisation
Fairy-tales
Fans.
Fashionable Crazes
Festivals
Filial Piety
Fires
Fire-walking
Fishing
Flag
Flowers
Food
Foreign Employés in Japan
Forfeits
Formosa
Forty-seven Rōnins
Fuji
Fun
Funerals.
Gardens.
Geisha.
Geography.
Globe-trotters
Go
Government
Harakiri
Heraldry
History and Mythology
Incense Parties
Indian Influence
Industrialism
Japan
Japanese People (Characteristics of the)
Jinrikisha
Kaempfer
Kago
Kakke
Kakemono
Lacquer
Language
Law
Literature
Little Spring
Living
Logic
Long-tailed Fowls
Lotus
Luchu
Luck (Gods of)
Maps
Marriage
Maru
Massage
Metal-work
Mikado
Mineral Springs
Mirrors
Missions
Moral Maxims
Mourning
Moxa
Music
Mythology
Names
Naturalisation
Navy
Newspapers

Nobility
Numerical Categories
Painting
Paper
Parkes (Sir Harry)
Perry (Commodore)
Philosophy
Pidgin-Japanese
Pilgrimages
Pipes
Poetry
Politeness
Polo
Population
Porcelain and Pottery
Posts
Praying-wheel
Printing
"Proverbs"
Pug-dogs
Race
Railways
Religion
Roads
Rowing
Sake
Salutations
Samurai
Sculpture
Shimo-bashira
Shintō
Shipping
Shōgun
Shooting
Siebold
Silk
Singing-girls
Societies
Society
Story-tellers
Sun, Moon, and Stars
Supernatural Creatures
Superstitions
Swords
Taste
Tattooing
Tea
Tea ceremonies
Telegraphs
Theatre
Time
Tobacco
Topsy-turvydom
Torii
Towels.
Trade.
Treaties with Foreign Powers
Tycoon
Vegetable Wax
Volcanoes
Weights and Measures
Woman (Status of)
Wood Engraving
Wrestling
Writing
Yezo
Yoshiwara
Zoology