A Japanese Boy

Shigemi Shiukichi (1865 - 1928)

The life of a Japanese boy in the late 1800's and early 1900's, told simply and beautifully. This isn't about civilizations and governments, but about what it was like to be a child in a small seaport town called Imabari, which is situated on the western coast of the island of Shikoku. If you wish to learn more about life for a normal family in Japan in these times, this book is a wonderful introduction. The author does not embellish but just describes the daily life of a boy; playing, home, eating, worshiping and school. - Summary by phil chenevert

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography, Social Science (Culture & Anthropology)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Ch 1 My Birthplace-My Grandfather-Tenjinsan. Phil Chenevert
Play 02 Ch 2 Old Fashioned School-My Schoolmaster- The School House Phil Chenevert
Play 03 Ch 3 The Kitchen-Dinner-Food. Phil Chenevert
Play 04 Ch 4 Games-New School-Imitating the West-More About My School Phil Chenevert
Play 05 Ch 5 Baths-Evenings At Home-Japanese Dancing and Music Phil Chenevert
Play 06 Ch 6 Amateur Actors and Real Actors-Japanese Theatre Phil Chenevert
Play 07 Ch 7 Wrestling-Story Tellers-Picnic and Picnic Grounds-An Old Castle Tradition Phil Chenevert
Play 08 Ch 8 Angling-A Pious Old Lady And Her Adventure Phil Chenevert
Play 09 Ch 9 The Yaito-A Witch-Woman-Aunt Otsune, Miss Chrysanthemum And Mr. Prosperity. Phil Chenevert
Play 10 Ch10 New Year's Day-The Mochi Making-Old Time Observances Phil Chenevert
Play 11 Ch11 Kite Flying-How I Made My Kite-My Uncle A His Rig Kit-Other New Year Games-How We End Our New Year Holiday Phil Chenevert
Play 12 Ch12 Other Japanese Holidays-Tanabata And Inoko, The Boy's Days-The Shintoistic And Buddistic Ablution Mass. Phil Chenevert
Play 13 Ch13 Our Priest And Boy-Priest-Our Dog Gem-Shaka's Birthday Phil Chenevert
Play 14 Ch14 The Festivals Of Local Deities-School Again And Some Account of My School Fellows-Concusion Phil Chenevert