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Isabella L. Bird

First View of Japan - A Vision of Fujisan - Japanese Sampans - "Pullman Cars" - Undignified Locomotion - Paper Money - The Drawbacks of Japanese Travelling.

ORIENTAL HOTEL, YOKOHAMA, May 21.

An Infamous Road - Monotonous Greenery - Abysmal Dirt - Low Lives - The Tsugawa Yadoya - Politeness - A Shipping Port - A Barbarian Devil.

TSUGAWA, July 2.

Torrents of Rain - An unpleasant Detention - Devastations produced by Floods - The Yadate Pass - The Force of Water - Difficulties thicken - A Primitive Yadoya - The Water rises.

IKARIGASEKI, AOMORI KEN, August 2.

A Welcome Gift - Recent Changes - Volcanic Phenomena - Interesting Tufa Cones - Semi-strangulation - A Fall into a Bear-trap - The Shiraoi Ainos - Horsebreaking and Cruelty.

OLD MORORAN, VOLCANO BAY, YEZO, September 2.

Sir Harry Parkes - An "Ambassador's Carriage" - Cart Coolies.

YOKOHAMA, May 22.

A Hurry - The Tsugawa Packet-boat - Running the Rapids - Fantastic Scenery - The River-life - Vineyards - Drying Barley - Summer Silence - The Outskirts of Niigata - The Church Mission House.

NIIGATA, July 4.

Scanty Resources - Japanese Children - Children's Games - A Sagacious Example - A Kite Competition - Personal Privations.

IKARIGASEKI.

The Universal Language - The Yezo Corrals - A "Typhoon Rain" - Difficult Tracks - An Unenviable Ride - Drying Clothes - A Woman's Remorse.

Yedo and Tokiyo - The Yokohama Railroad - The Effect of Misfits - The Plain of Yedo - Personal Peculiarities - First Impressions of Tokiyo- -H. B. M.'s Legation - An English Home.

H.B.M.'s LEGATION, YEDO, May 24.

Abominable Weather - Insect Pests - Absence of Foreign Trade - A Refractory River - Progress - The Japanese City - Water Highways - Niigata Gardens - Ruth Fyson - The Winter Climate - A Population in Wadding.

NIIGATA, July 9.

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