The Yankees of the East: Sketches of Modern Japan, 第 2 卷
Stone & Kimball, 1896 - 644 頁
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第 348 頁 - ... transplanting every spear of it in rows about as far apart as you can stretch your fingers. A Japanese farmer weeds his wheat fields just as a Connecticut farmer weeds his onion bed, and cultivates his potatoes and barley with as much care as a Long Island farmer bestows upon his asparagus or mushrooms, or his flowers. When grain is ripe it is cut with a sickle close to the ground. The bottom ends are carefully tied together with a wisp of straw; the bunch is then divided, and hung over a bamboo...
第 606 頁 - The sole aim of education is to establish a foundation for the social system by means of the development of the abundance of our national wealth on the one hand and the expansion of the national power abroad.
第 530 頁 - ... to exhibit itself, and now there is a chance for the educators to stimulate true nationalism and nourish the national power as a grateful act of appreciation of this glorious period." First among a series of resolutions adopted by the public school teachers of Tokyo in convention in 1895 was that "The national idea and patriotism should be stimulated among the pupils of the public schools.
第 409 頁 - Though their hues are gay, the blossoms flutter down, and so in this world of ours who may continue forever ? Having to-day crossed the mountain-fastness of existence, I have seen but a fleeting dream, with which I am not intoxicated.
第 338 頁 - The second strike in Japan occurred in Tokyo in the summer of 1895. A party of bricklayers engaged in building a factory near Tokyo had their hours of labor extended from twelve to thirteen because of a desire on the part of the management to complete the job and start the machinery as soon as possible. The men did not object to this increase of time, but asked a corresponding advance of wages, which, as they were getting only 12 cents a day in our money, would have been only 1 cent a day increase...
第 628 頁 - ... contains a fifth, which contains a sixth, which contains a seventh bag, which contains the strangest, roughest, hardest vessel of Chinese clay that you ever beheld. Yet it is not only curious but precious: it may be more than a thousand years old. Even thus have centuries of the highest social culture wrapped the Japanese character about with many priceless soft coverings of courtesy, of delicacy, of patience, of sweetness, of moral sentiment. But underneath these charming multiple coverings...
第 338 頁 - ... possible. The men did not object to this increase of time, but asked a corresponding advance of wages, which, as they were getting only 12 cents a day in our money, would have been only 1 cent a day increase for each, or perhaps $1 a day for the whole gang. But the contractor refused and they quit work. He got other bricklayers to take their places, but they were induced to abandon him also, and as he persisted in his refusal to do what the men considered simple justice it was decided to send...
第 436 頁 - Travel in foreign countries, properly indulged in, will increase your store of useful knowledge ; and although some of you may be advanced in age, unfitted for the vigorous study of new ways, all may bring back to our people much valuable information. Great national defects require immediate remedies.
第 348 頁 - ... knife, and the straws are carefully bound up and laid away in bundles. The heads are then spread out upon a piece of straw matting and beaten with a curious old-fashioned flail. Another method of thrashing is to take handfuls of straw and pull them through a mesh of iron needles. After the thrashing is done the grain is taken up in a sort of scoop basket made of bamboo, and shaken by one woman who holds it as high as her head, while another woman stands by with a...
第 365 頁 - ... of using your chop-sticks and the customary way of doing this and that. Sometimes at dinner they give you handsomely carved ivory chop-sticks that are heirlooms, and may have been in the family for generations, but it is less ostentatious to furnish little strips of sweet white wood highly polished and split apart for only half their length to show that they have never been used- No well-ordered family ever uses the same chop-sticks the second time. The ozen or tables, the lacquer trays, the...