Japanese Girls and Women: Revised and Enlarged Edition


Produced by Juliet Sutherland, S.D., and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at https://www.pgdp.net [Transcriber's Note: For the Latin-1 version of this e-book, letters with a macron over them have been represented as [=o], and letters with a breve as [)u]. Page numbers from the original book have been added to asterisks that indicate notes in the Appendix (e.g. [*3]) in order to make it easier to match them to their corresponding notes. Page 61 has two notes: [*61a] and [*61b]. Footnotes are in the same format, without the asterisks (e.g. [1], [2]) Please see the end of this book for more detailed notes on the text.] By Alice M. Bacon IN THE LAND OF THE GODS. 12mo, $1.50. JAPANESE GIRLS AND WOMEN. 16mo, $1.25. In Riverside Library for Young People. 16mo, 75 cents. Holiday Edition. With 12 full-page Illustrations in color and 43 outline drawings by Japanese artists. Crown 8vo, gilt top, $4.00. A JAPANESE INTERIOR. 16mo, $1.25. In Riverside School Library. 16mo, 60 cents, net. HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY BOSTON AND NEW YORK JAPANESE GIRLS AND WOMEN BY ALICE MABEL BACON REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION BOSTON AND NEW YORK HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY The Riverside Press Cambridge Copyright, 1891, 1902, BY ALICE MABEL BACON. All rights reserved. To STEMATZ, THE MARCHIONESS OYAMA, IN THE NAME OF OUR GIRLHOOD'S FRIENDSHIP, UNCHANGED AND UNSHAKEN BY THE CHANGES AND SEPARATIONS OF OUR MATURER YEARS, This Volume IS AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED. CONTENTS. CHAPTER PAGE I. CHILDHOOD 1 II. EDUCATION 37 III. MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE 57 IV. WIFE AND MOTHER 84 V. OLD AGE 119 VI. COURT LIFE 138 VII. LIFE IN CASTLE AND YASHIKI 169 VIII. SAMURAI WOMEN 196 IX. PEASANT WOMEN 228 X. LIFE IN THE CITIES 262 XI. DOMESTIC SERVICE 299 XII. WITHIN THE HOME 327 XIII. TEN YEARS OF PROGRESS 371 APPENDIX 423 INDEX 473 PREFACE TO REVISED EDITION. In offering a revised edition of a book which has been before the public for more than ten years, there is little to say that has not been said in the original Preface. The work as published before, however, was always, to its author's mind, unfinished, for the reason that a chapter on household customs, which was necessary for the completion of the plan, had to be omitted because it could not be written in America. This defect has now been remedied, and the chapter "Within the Home" contains the supplementary matter necessary to complete the picture of a

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