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Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan By Lafcadio Hearn,

  • Title: Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan
  • Author: Lafcadio Hearn
  • ISBN: 9781604247480
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Paperback
  • Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan is a bewitching look into a world that few Westerners saw in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries a world that still endures in many ways in spite of the changes that have taken place during the modernization of Japan.
    Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan is a bewitching look into a world that few Westerners saw in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries a world that still endures in many ways in spite of the chan

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    1. Hearn certainly gives unfamiliar glimpses of Japan in this book Exploring out of the way villages and remote shrines, Hearn wrote about the country s culture and tradition from the perspective, mostly, of a traveler so delighted, charmed and, eventually, bewitched by what he saw that he didn t leave and settled in Japan for good He discussed many aspects of the Japanese culture from cemeteries to dolls sacred groves to child raising boating to suicide rituals that one would be impressed by the g [...]

    2. My favorite book on ancient Japan, especially the parts that relate to Izumo now Shimane prefecture , where I lived for three years on the JET program Every time I explored an obscure shrine or temple or very remote mountain and seaside village around lake Shinji between Izumo and Matsue , I tried to imagine how Hearn would have seen them And it was quite a trip to find out that his grandson Koizumi Bon works at a university in Shimane I once met the Irish ambassador to Japan on a ferry heading [...]

    3. I really enjoy reading Hearn, you feel the love, admiration and respect he had for the country and the people He seemed a man ahead of his time, there s no bigotry or superiority complex in his writings I loved reading this book, the descriptions of the temples and shrines, nature, even the curiosity of the people on seeing a foreigner He writes about the everyday man and woman, their kindness to him, the changes the country is going through His writings on buddhism, shinto, the syncretism and t [...]

    4. A beautiful trip to the past nineteenth century Japan as seen through the eyes of half Irish half Greek Lafcadio Hearn Cultural insights into the country that are still relevant over a hundred years later Surprisingly fresh in his descriptions Echoes of the Wildean aesthetic as well as the Victorian focus on faeries and the supernatural Yeats However he never goes overboard on the Mysterious East of Japan Perhaps because he decided to settle there after an adventurous life in New Orleans and els [...]

    5. Considering this is available on Gutenberg, I m surprised , especially many of my friends on who are avid readers of Japanese literature have not at least added this to their to read list.Hearn s definitely worth reading if you are interested in the Japanese culture of the past, and to some extent, the present.

    6. It s really a three and a half His descriptions of the shrines and deities of Japan brought them alive, but I did get a little tired by the end What swung me over to a four was that I was really sick while I was reading it, and apparently there is a God of Really Bad Colds I can relate.

    7. Fascinating, if long and a little antiquated in style Hearn is such an engaging writer, so curious and open and charmed by everything he encounters, that the book is a pleasure to read I lived for over four years in Japan, and found Hearn accurate and informative Love his ghost stories, too.

    8. I was curious to read Hearn s perspective on Matsue, even though he lived only briefly in that samurai city If you visit Matsue today, you would think otherwise, that the man spent his dying years in the Sanin region He is one of the few Western authors who is regarded as a god by the Japanese people because of his fascination for the country and its peoples Some of his observations of Japanese people remain relevant even in the 21st century He describes the Japanese people of the late 19th cent [...]

    9. Lafcadio Hearn s travels remind me of Robert Louis Stevenson s Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes They were both written in the late 1800s and give you a wonderful glimpse at our world before restaurants, cars and zippers Hearn is an oddity as he roams the sea towns of western Japan, but he loves the kindness, the religions and the rituals he finds in the Japanese countryside He also loves ghosts and darkness, so much of his time is spent in Shinto shrines or describing dark waters and high c [...]

    10. Hearn is a bit of a legend for me, who has always been interested in Japanese culture In Glimpses, his account is fair and wholehearted, yet exceedingly descriptive and focused on insights on Japanese temples, shrines, Shinto and Buddhism Were it varied in nature, I would have liked it , though perhaps that is but a feature of the times he wrote it in Also, the Kindle edition footnotes lack the hyperlink, which makes the attempt of looking quickly at them when they occur rather impractical.

    11. Full disclosure I didn t properly read the whole book It was a library book, moving houses, excuses excuses Hearn is incredibly romantic and poetic, truly the poster man for rose tinted glasses However, he is reasonable and far from delusional More than a hundred years later and though daily life has changed, his writings still read well So, all in all, a good book I enjoyed traveling through his Japan.

    12. Me encanta como escriben estos viejitos El gil lleva 32 p ginas disculp ndose por escribir el libro Una vez terminado, bastante cursi pero divertido Le sigue faltando el encanto de Will Durant pero este tipo esta igual de enamorado de Japon que james Clavell

    13. Not what I expected from this book A lot of emphasis on the role of religion and visiting different temples Would have liked to know what everyday life was like instead.

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