LibriVox recording of Kamakura by Yone Noguchi. Read in English by Phil Benson.
'Kamakura is nothing if she has no history', writes Japanese novelist,
poet and essayist Yone Noguchi. At the turn of the 20th century,
Kamakura was, as it is today, a commercialized coastal resort, a short
train journey away from Tokyo. But Kamakura was once the most populous
settlement in Japan and, in the middle ages, the seat of several major
Buddhist sects. In this short book of meditative essays and poetry,
Noguchi sets out to recover Kamakura's rich history in visits to its
most important temples and shrines. The final essay is written by
Noguchi's contemporary and friend, the American Japanophile, Lafcadio
(Summary by Phil Benson)
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