Tag Archives: Ana D’a

Japanese Politeness

Windows into Japan 3. Last week I quoted from Anna D’a’s A Lady’s Visit to Manilla and Japan, published in 1863, as part of our themed Japanese month on Windows into History.  Before we move on to a different writer, let’s … Continue reading

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Mixed Bathing in Japan

Windows into Japan 2. Last time I quoted from Bayard Taylor’s journal of travels, in which he recounted the famous arrival of Commodore Perry and his fleet to Japan, which led to the end of isolationism. During his visit, Perry was … Continue reading

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