Japanese Girls and Women

Alice BACON (1858 - 1918)

A clear and delightful peek into the world of Japanese girls and women of the late 1800s: their childhood, education, marriage and intimate family life. And it is done by someone who admires the immense resources, abilities and strength shown by all of these girls and women. The intricate customs that bind the society together and must be learned by every girl, such as the annual Doll ceremony are explained as well as the difficult life of a Japanese wife of this period. Life among the nobles and upper class in the courts and castles, something long hidden away, is explored. Did you know there were Samauri Women? The entire spectrum of Japanese life in the late 1800s is explored from the feminine point of view. The writer is a Christian but respects the cultural and religious differences of Japan society and presents what she has observed from many years in the country and what was shared with her by her Japanese women friends. (Summary by Phil Chenevert)

Genre(s): Family & Relationships, Travel & Geography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Childhood part 1 Dan Froese
00:21:33
Play 02 Childhood part 2 Dan Froese
00:22:11
Play 03 Education Julia Niedermaier
00:24:34
Play 04 Marriage and Divorce, part 1 Availle
00:18:44
Play 05 Marriage and Divorce, part 2 Availle
00:20:19
Play 06 Wife and Mother, Part 1 sumiiro
00:23:56
Play 07 Wife and Mother, Part 2 Emily Anderson
00:22:46
Play 08 Old Age dudeman
00:24:21
Play 09 Court Life, Part 1 Availle
00:22:09
Play 10 Court Life, Part 2 Availle
00:22:26
Play 11 Life in Castle and Yashiki Availle
00:36:00
Play 12 Samurai Women, Part 1 Availle
00:20:17
Play 13 Samuari Women, Part 2 Availle
00:22:10
Play 14 Peasant Women, Part 1 April Gonzales
00:16:34
Play 15 Peasant Women, Part 2 asterix
00:25:12
Play 16 Life in the Cities, Part 1 Dan Froese
00:18:59
Play 17 Life in the Cities, Part 2 Dan Froese
00:21:06
Play 18 Domestic Service Julia Niedermaier
00:30:40
Play 19 Within the Home, Part 1 JenniferW
00:24:51
Play 20 Within the Home, Part 2 Availle
00:27:34