The Lure of Japan – Shunkichi Akimoto (1934)


The Lure of Japan – Shunkichi Akimoto (1934)


Title: The Lure of Japan

Author: Shunkichi Akimoto

Publisher: The Hokuseido Press, 1934. 

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Fair. Hinges slight cracked, deckle edges, slight foxing. Else very good. 371pp., with black and white photographic plates. App 7″ by 5″.

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A comprehensive tourist guide to Japan, written with a view to described Japan as it was (when the book was published), and without glamourising the place. Published more as a travel book than a guide, and illustrated with black-and-white photographic plates.

Contents include:

The Best Time to Visit Japan
Four Seasons’ Attraction
Japan’s Great Cities (Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Nagoya, Kobe, etc)
The National Parks
Other Attractions (Cuisines of Japan, etc)
Matsuri or Festivals
How To Reach Japan
General Information (Weather and clothing, etc)
Characteristic Japanese Accomplishments (Noh Drama, Tea Ceremony, Flower Arrangement, etc)
Some Japanese Customs
Appendix: A Glimpse at Japanese History