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Identifier: farmersoffortyce01king (find matches)

Title: Farmers of forty centuries; or, Permanent agriculture in China, Korea and Japan

Year: 1900 (1900s)

Authors: King, F. H. (Franklin Hiram), 1848-1911 Bruce, J. Percy (Joseph Percy), b. 1861, ed

Subjects: Agriculture Agriculture Agriculture

Publisher: Emmaus, Pa., Organic Gardening Press

Contributing Library: The Library of Congress

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with deep soil, was our first great surprise. To the southward around the point, after turning northwardinto the deep bay, similar conditions prevailed, and at tenoclock we stood off Uraga where Commodore Perry anchoredon July 8th, 1853, bearing to the Shogun President Fillmoresletter which opened the doors of Japan to the commerce of theworld. As the Tosa Maru drew alongside the pier at Yokohamait was raining hard and an army attired after the manner of Robinson Crusoe, dressed as seen in Fig. 1, awaited us ready tocarry us to the Customs house and beyond for one, two, three orfive cents. Through the kindness of Captain Harrison of the Tosa Maruin calling an interpreter by wireless to meet the steamer, it waspossible to utilize the entire interval of our stay in Yokohamato the best advantage in the fields and gardens spread over theeighteen miles of plain extending to Tokyo. This wonderfullyfertile and highly tilled district was traversed by both electric 27 28 FIKST GLIMPSES OF JAPAN

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EAINY-D AY SHOES 29 tram and railway lines, each line running many trains and makingfrequent stops; so that almost any point could be readily andeasily reached. We had left home in a memorable storm of snow, sleet and rain,which cut out of service telegraph and telephone lines over alarge part of the United States; we had seen nothing on thejourney which could suggest a warm soil and green fields, henceour surprise was great to find the jinricksha men with bare feet,and legs naked to the thighs; and greater still when we found,before we were outside the city limits, that our electric tramwas running between fields and gardens green with wheat,barley, onions, carrots, cabbage and other vegetables. We wererushing through the Orient with everything outside the car sostrange and different from home that the shock came like athunderbolt out of a clear sky. In the car every man except myself and one other was smokingtobacco and that other was inhaling camphor through an ivorymouthpiece resefarmersoffortyce01king

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