A Japanese Boy / Shigemi Shiukichi

Title: A Japanese Boy 
Author: Shigemi Shiukichi
Subjects: Autobiography; Social 

If you want to learn about Japanese culture in the early 1900's this book is for you. It is written in beautiful language. It is about Japanese culture and more.






CONTENTS



MY BIRTHPLACE—MY GRANDFATHER—TENJINSAN.

OLD-FASHIONED SCHOOL—MY SCHOOLMASTER—THE SCHOOL-HOUSE.

THE KITCHEN—DINNER—FOOD.

GAMES—NEW SCHOOL—IMITATING THE WEST—MORE ABOUT MY SCHOOLMASTER—PUNISHMENTS AT SCHOOL.

BATHS—EVENINGS AT HOME—JAPANESE DANCING AND MUSIC.

AMATEUR ACTORS AND REAL ACTORS AND ACTRESSES—JAPANESE THEATRE.

WRESTLING—STORY-TELLERS—PICNIC AND PICNIC GROUNDS—AN OLD CASTLE AND A TRADITION.

ANGLING—A PIOUS OLD LADY AND HER ADVENTURES.

THE YAITO—A WITCH-WOMAN—AUNT OTSUNÉ, MISS CHRYSANTHEMUM AND MR. PROSPERITY.

NEW-YEAR'S DAY—THE MOCHI-MAKING—OLD-TIME OBSERVANCES.

KITE-FLYING—HOW I MADE MY KITE—MY UNCLE AND HIS RIG KIT—OTHER NEW-YEAR GAMES—HOW WE END OUR NEW-YEAR HOLIDAYS.

OTHER JAPANESE HOLIDAYS—TANABATA AND INOKO, THE BOYS' DAYS—THE SHINTOISTIC AND BUDDHISTIC ABLUTION MASS.

OUR PRIEST AND BOY-PRIEST—OUR DOG GEM—SHAKA'S BIRTHDAY.

THE FESTIVALS OF LOCAL DEITIES—SCHOOL AGAIN, AND SOME ACCOUNT OF MY SCHOOL-FELLOWS—CONCLUSION.



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