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Japan: 28 March–7 June 1889

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This chapter relates Charles Holme experiences between 28 March and 7 June 1889 at Kyoto. In Kyoto he visited Daibutsu at Kamakura besides temple of Nishi Hongwanji. In Nagoya he visited the castle of Nagoya - one of the typical fortresses of old Japan. He took a native steamboat for Yokkaichi to board the steamer Nagoya Maru for the journey to Yokohama where he visited the Asakusa temple. From Yokohama he moved on to Tokyo where he went to see the Shiba temples and tombs. Here he first visited the mortuary chapel of the second Shogun. Charles Holme went to the theatre to see the play of the Forty Seven Ronin starring Japanese actor Danjuro. He journeyed by train for Utsunomiya-East going on to Yokohama en route for Fuji where he visited the tomb and Iemitsu chapel besides Ourami Waterfall and sulphur springs. He also saw the famous Fuji Mountain.

Keywords: castle of Nagoya; Daibutsu; Fuji Mountain; Japan; Kyoto; Nishi Hongwanji; Yokohama



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