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JAPAN: AN ATTEMPT AT INTERPRETATION

BY
LAFCADIO HEARN
 
Honorary Member of the Japan Society, London; formerly Lecturer in the Imperial University of Tōkyō (1896-1903),
and Fourteen Years a Resident of Japan

 
"Perhaps all very marked national characters can be traced back to a time of rigid and pervading discipline." – Walter Bagehot
 
New York: THE MACMILLAN COMPANY
1907


Contents

I. Difficulties
II. Strangeness and Charm
III. The Ancient Cult
IV. The Religion of the Home
V. The Japanese Family
VI. The Communal Cult
VII. Developments of Shintō
VIII. Worship and Purification
IX. The Rule of the Dead
X. The Introduction of Buddhism
XI. The Higher Buddhism
XII. The Social Organization
XIII. The Rise of the Military Power
XIV. The Religion of Loyalty
XV. The Jesuit Peril
XVI. Feudal Integration
XVII. The Shintō Revival
XVIII. Survivals
XIX. Modern Restraints
XX. Official Education
XXI. Industrial Danger
XXII. Reflections
Appendix
Bibliographical Notes