Engelbert Kaempfer on the old roads of Japan via The Japan Times

“Japanese travel more often than other people,” wrote Engelbert Kaempfer, the 17th-century physician, scholar, naturalist and explorer whose “History of Japan” (1712) was the first full-length foreign-language portrait of the nation.

An illustration from Engelbert Kaempfer's 'The History of Japan,' (1727 version) translated by Johann Caspar Scheuchzer. | PUBLIC DOMAINAn illustration from Engelbert Kaempfer’s “The History of Japan,” (1727 version) translated by Johann Caspar Scheuchzer. | PUBLIC DOMAIN

Source: Engelbert Kaempfer on the old roads of Japan | The Japan Times,  Feb. 2, 2020

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