Title: Gleanings in Buddha Fields: Studies of Hand and Soul in the Far East.
Author: Lafcadio Hearn
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin & Co, 1898.
Condition: Hardcover, blue cloth. In very good condition: cracked hinges but firmly bound, slight discolouration to spine.
Essays on Japanese life, art, folklore and religion by Hearn, a Lecturer in English at the Imperial University of Japan. Hearn was one of the first few Westerners to completely master the Japanese language and immerse himself into Japanese culture for a deep study – at a time when Japan was still largely isolated from the outside world.
I. A Living God
II. Out of the Street
III. Notes of a trip to Kyôto
V. About Faces in Japanese Art
VII. In Ôsaka
VIII. Buddhist Allusions in Japanese Folk-Song
IX. Nirvana, A Study in Synthetic Buddhism
X. The Rebirth of Katsugorô
XI. Within the Circle