D O C . 3 7 9 T R A V E L D I A R Y 5 6 7 [57]He departed Kyoto station at 9:15 A.M. (see Governor of Kyoto Prefecture to Minister of Diplo- macy, 18 November 1922 [JTDRO, Diplomatic R/], and Tokyo Nichinichi Shinbun, 19 November 1922). The train passed Lake Biwa, Lake Hamana, and Mount Fuji. Einstein made a stop at Sekigahara, the site of a major battle in Japanese history. [58]The Einsteins’ arrival at the Tokyo railroad station was “like welcoming a general returning from a victorious campaign” (“Marude gaisen-shogun wo mukaeruga gotoku”). Tens of thousands of people gathered on the train platform and in the station square to greet the Einsteins, who were pre- vented from leaving the platform for over half an hour (see Yamamoto, Sa.1934). When the train arrived at 7:20 P.M., the large crowd started shouting “Einstein! Einstein!” as soon as they caught a glimpse of him. He left the station amid cries of “Banzai” (Tokyo Nichinichi Shinbun, 19 November 1922). There were such crowds at the station “that the police were forced to helplessly tolerate the life threatening throng” (“daß die Polizei machtlos das lebensgefährliche Gedränge dulden mußte” see Wilhelm Solf to Auswärtiges Amt, 3 January 1923 [GyBSA, I. HA, Rep. 76 Vc, Sekt. 1, Tit. 11, Teil 5c, Nr. 55, Bl. 157–158]). Tokyo Teikoku Hoteru (the Tokyo Imperial Hotel), which at the time was being redesigned by Frank Lloyd Wright. [59]On behalf of the Imperial Academy, Einstein was greeted by its president, Nobushige Hozumi, and two other members, Gen-yoku Kuwaki, Professor of Philosophy at the Tokyo Imperial University, and Yasushi Hijikata, Professor of English Law at the same university and member of the House of Peers. Approximately fifty persons from academia and Kaizo-Sha were waiting on the station plat- form, yet “barely managed” to greet the Einsteins (see Kaneko 1981, vol. 1, p. 36). [60]Siegfried Berliner (1884–1961) was Professor of Business Administration at Tokyo Imperial University. He was one of the Germans who greeted Einstein at the Tokyo railroad station (see Tokyo Nichinichi Shinbun, 19 November 1922). Anna Berliner. [61]Einstein delivered his first public lecture on special and general relativity in the Mita Grand Lecture Hall at Keio University. The audience numbered two thousand, was “composed of men of all walks of life, students and men of science predominating,” and included Eikichi Kamada, the minister of education. Elsa Einstein wore a kimono to the lecture, which was greeted with much applause. According to press reports, Einstein tried to render the lecture comprehensible for the general audi- ence however, it became technical at times in its second half. Einstein spoke without notes and paused at approximately fifteen-minute intervals to allow Ishiwara to translate (see Japan Times & Mail, 20 November 1922 Osaka Mainichi, English Daily Edition, 21 November 1922 “Pressebericht vom 5. Dezember 1922” [GyBSA, I. HA, Rep. 76 Vc, Sekt. 1, Tit. 11, Teil 5c, Nr. 55, Bl. 147] and Ezawa 2005, p. 9). The admission fee to the public lectures was three yen for adults and two yen for students, which was “equivalent to the cost of ten ordinary lunches” (see Kaneko 1987, p. 357). [62]The luncheon was held at the Koishikawa Botanical Gardens in Tokyo. It was hosted by Nobushige Hozumi, and attended by some forty members of the Academy, including Hantaro Nagaoka, Tetsujiro Inoue, Shibasaburo Kitasato, Tokuzo Fukuda, and Minister of Justice Keijiro Okano. Nagaoka drafted the welcoming address (see Kaneko 1987, p. 379). For the German version of the welcoming address, see Abs. 452. For the Japanese version, see “Einstein-Sensei Kangei no Ji” [65 020.1]. For a list of participants at the luncheon, see “Einstein-Kyoju kangei gosan-kai kiji” (“Report of the Luncheon Welcome for Professor Einstein”, [JTJA]). [63]Sanehiko Yamamoto. In the aftermath of his tour, the Reichszentrale für naturwissenschaftliche Berichterstattung sent a report to the Auswärtiges Amt alleging that Einstein’s trip was funded by Kaizo, “the Communist newspaper” (“der kommunistischen Zeitung ‘Kaizo’”). This prompted the Auswärtiges Amt to verify the veracity of this report with the German Embassy in Tokyo (see Karl Kerkhoff to Otto Soehring, 11 January 1923 [GyBPAAA, R64677], and Otto Soehring(?) to German Embassy in Tokyo, 27 January 1923 [GyBPAA, R85846]). [64]A performance of Kabuki theater at the Meiji Theater, which was established in 1893 as a pop- ular theater for Kabuki and Shimpa drama. [65]The chrysanthemum-viewing garden party was held in the gardens of the Akasaka Palace, the imperial detached palace in Tokyo. This tradition began in 1880. For the program and entrance passes to the party, see “Programme” and “November 21st 1922” [JTNAJ]. According to the German ambas- sador, the garden party was “the culmination of the honors” bestowed on Einstein (“Höhepunkt der
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