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Title: Narrative of the expedition of an American squadron to the China Seas and Japan, performed in the years 1852, 1853, and 1854, under the command of Commodore M. C. Perry, United States Navy, by order of the government of the United States
Year: 1856 (1850s)
Authors: Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858 Hawks, Francis L. (Francis Lister), 1798-1866
Subjects: United States Naval Expedition to Japan (1852-1854)
Publisher: Washington : A. O. P. Nicholson
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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TOMBS. SINTOO TEMPLES. SHRINES BY THE WAY SIDE. GATEWAYS ON THE ROADS. PROSPECTS FOR CHRISTIANITY IN JAPAN. WEAK MILITARY DEFENCES OF HAKODADI. SURROUNDING COUNTRY. LOOK-OUT FOR SHIPS APPROACHING. JAPANESE TELESCOPE. GEOLOGY OF THE COUNTRY. MINERAL SPRING.—NATURAL CAVE. CULINARY VEGETABLES. COMMERCE AND FISHERIES. JAPANESE JUNKS. SHIP YARDS. FEW BIRDS. FISH ABUNDANT. WILD QUADRUPEDS. FOX CONSIDERED AS THE DEVIL. HORSES MUCH USED. KAGOS. CLIMATE OF HAKODADI. POPULATION AND PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PEOPLE. AINOS OR HAIRY KURILES. MECHANICAL SKILL OF THE JAPANESE. CARPENTRY AND MASONRY. COOPERS. IRON ORE WORKERS. BLACKSMITHS, THEIR BELLOWS. COPPER MUCH USED IN JUNK BUILDING. SPINNING AND WEAVING. DYED COTTONS.— SILK FABRICS. LACQUERED WARE. PRINTING, DRAWING, AND FAINTING. SCULPTURE. ARCHITECTURE. GENERAL INTELLIGENCE. INFORMATION, DERIVED THROUGH THE DUTCH AT NAGASAKI, FROM EUROPEAN PUBLICATIONS. JAPA.VESE GAME OF CHESS. CARDS. LOTO.—BALL ANT) JACKSTRAWS AMONG THE CHILDREN.

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HE steamers had been at anchor hut a fevr hours ■when a boat, which, from the usual black striped flag and emblazoned standard at the stern, was known to be a government craft, was seen slowly to approach the flag-.ship. Her build was very much like those boats elsewhere seen, but of a heavier make and clumsier model. Her eight boatmen were dressed in the livery—dark blue and white— and marked on the back with the arms of the dignitary in whose service they were. Their boat was rowed instead of being sculled, and made less S- speed than was usual with the Japanese government g^, boats. As soon as it arrived alongside of the Powhatan several Japanese officials came on board. On their arrival they were presented with the letter the Commodore bore from the Japanese commissioners, and a copy of the treaty in the Chinese 55 J 434 EXPEDITION TO JAPAN. language. Tliey stated that the officers from Yecio, who liad been delegated to meet theAmericans at Hakodadi, had not yet come ; and t


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