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appearance arranged bamboo beams better boards border buildings called carpenter ceiling character closed color comes common consists construction conveniences corner covered curious decorative door dwellings eaves edge effect entrance feet fence figure finish floor flowers foreign frame front garden gate gateway given gives ground hands hanging HIKITE hold illustrates interior Japan Japanese house kind kitchen light lines mats means methods nailed narrow nature objects ornamental panels partition picture piece plank plaster portion pottery present rarely recess represents rest ridge says screens secured seen shape shown in fig shows side similar simple single sketch sliding sometimes square stand stone street strips structure surface thatched roof thick thin tiles Tokio tokonoma uprights usually various verandah village walls wide window wood wooden
xxxi ページ - it is safe to say that the foundations of Physical Science would remain unshaken, and that the vast intellectual progress of the last two centuries would be largely though incompletely recorded.
29 ページ - employment would introduce complexity and confusion into their designs, and therefore they wisely rejected it. Even to the present day the Hindus refuse to use the arch, though it has long been employed in their country by the Mahometans. As they quaintly express it, ' an arch never sleeps ;
18 ページ - There is no object in Japan that seems to excite more diverse and adverse criticism among foreigners than does the Japanese house; it is a constant source of perplexity and annoyance to most of them. An Englishman particularly, whom Emerson says he finds " to be him of all men who stands firmest in his shoes," recognizes but little merit in the apparently frail and perishable nature of these structures.
339 ページ - and thatched with the grass called kaya. In modern buildings the uprights of a house stand upon large stones laid on the surface of the earth; but this precaution against decay had not occurred to the ancients, who planted the uprights in holes dug in the ground. The
54 ページ - there is something truly majestic in the appearance of the broad and massive temples, with the grand upward sweep of their heavily-tiled roofs and deep-shaded eaves, with intricate maze of supports and carvings beneath; the whole sustained on colossal round posts locked and tied together by equally massive timbers.
160 ページ - A green-haired woman, peony-cheeked, beneath Impossible willows; the wide-throated hearth Bristling with faded pine-boughs, half concealing The piled-up rubbish at the chimney's back.
29 ページ - and pressure it is always tending to tear a building to pieces. In spite of all counterpoises, whenever the smallest damage is done it hastens the ruin of a building which, if more simply constructed, might last for ages.
235 ページ - A household shrine to which the children pay voluntary and natural devotion are the birds' nests built within the house. It is a common thing, not only in the country but in large cities like Tokio, for a species of swallow, hardly to be distinguished from the European species, to build its nest in the
341 ページ - He mentions the children's playthings and sweetmeats in the shops as looking exactly as when he went away, and wonders whether he will find as little change in the hearts of his friends. He had purposely left Yamazaki in the evening in order that it might be night when he reached his own dwelling.