Literary Parlor – Unbeaten Tracks in Japan
March 14, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm$6
Unbeaten Tracks in Japan is a travel diary written by Isabella Bird of her trip to Japan in 1878, at the age of 47. It chronicles the trip Bird made with a Japanese interpreter named Ito in 1878 from about June until September from Tokyo to Hokkaido (then Ezo), and recorded such things as Japanese houses, clothing, the sex industry, and the natural environment in great detail, as they were during the early years of the Meiji restoration. It also has many descriptions of the Ainu people. Join us from the comfort of your own home via ZOOM for a lively discussion led by 19th-century bibliophile, Kate Howe.