5 6 8 D O C . 3 7 9 T R A V E L D I A R Y Auszeichnungen”): members of the German Embassy who attended the party described “how, due to Einstein, the approximately 3,000 participants at this traditional festival of the union of royal family with the people completely forgot the significance of the celebration” (“wie die ungefähr 3000 Teil- nehmer an diesem traditionellen Fest der Vereinigung der Kaiserlichen Familie mit dem Volk über Einstein völlig vergaßen, was der Tag bedeute” 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]). Press reports claimed that six hundred people attended the garden party, including such prominent guests as the Japanese prime minister, Viscount Kato Tomosaburo, and other Japanese and foreign statesmen, businessmen, and military officers (see Hinode Shinbun, 22 November 1922). [66]Bärwald was a secretary at the German Embassy in Tokyo. [67]Empress Sadako Kujo (Teimei) (1884–1951), the empress consort of Emperor Taishô. The emperor himself had retired from public life to his country villas at the end of 1919 and seldom made appearances in Tokyo (see Seagrave and Seagrave 1999, p. 81). [68]Inagaki and his wife. Yamamoto. [69]In Asakusa, Tokyo’s major entertainment district. [70]Zojo Temple in Tokyo. [71]The traditional Japanese dishes sukiyaki and sushi were served (see Inagaki 1923a, p. 173, and Tokyo Nichinichi Shinbun, 23 November 1922). Yoshi Yamamoto and their children, Misako and Say- oko. Einstein also toured the Meiji Shrine, a memorial for the previous emperor (see Kaneko 1981, vol. 1, p. 258). [72]President Nobushige Hozumi and and his son-in-law Motoji Shibusawa (1876–1975), who had studied with Heinrich Friedrich Weber (1843–1912), Einstein’s former physics professor at the Poly- technic in Zurich. [73]Rikitaro Fujisawa (1861–1933), former Professor of Mathematics at Tokyo Imperial Univer- sity. Kenji Sugimoto claims that Einstein mistook Hozumi for Fujisawa, and, due to his falling out with Weber over his dissertation, he was disgruntled in regard to the planned reception (see Sugimoto 2001b, p. 33). [74]The Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Natur- und Völkerkunde Ostasiens. [75]The Nippon Kogaku Kogyo company, the predecessor of Nikon, had invited eight German spe- cialist workers to their Oimachi factory for their expertise (see Long 2006, p. 11). [76]M. H. Schultz was a chief registrar at the German Embassy in Tokyo. [77]Kaizo-Sha invited journalists from various Japanese newspapers for a luncheon party. Einstein voiced his opinions on the use of rickshaws, Japanese hygiene, and the intrusion by the Japanese press into the private lives of individuals (see Inagaki 1923a, p. 173). [78]The Tokyo School of Music, Japan’s first official music academy founded in 1887. [79]Nagayoshi Nagai (1845–1929) was Professor of Chemistry at Tokyo Imperial University. [80]In the Ginza shopping district (see Inagaki 1923a, p. 179). [81]Kaichiro Nezu (1860–1940) was a prominent entrepreneur and art collector. Einstein visited the museum with Yoshimori Yazaki, a graduate in philosophy from Tokyo Imperial University (see his account in Kaizo, January 1923). [82]Einstein delivered his second popular lecture at the Youth Assembly Hall (Kanda Seinenkai- kan) in Tokyo. The title of the lecture was “On Space and Time in Physics.” The hall was so congested that “several dozens of people who had entrance tickets were unable to enter.” Kaizo-Sha therefore paid for their return fare to Sendai, where the next lecture was to take place (see Ezawa 2005, p. 9, and Kaneko 2005, p. 13). This second lecture was characterized as being “on a much broader base” than the first in that it explained time and space, rather than the special and general theories of rela- tivity (see Osaka Mainichi, English Daily Edition, 28 November 1922). [83]Einstein delivered his first scientific lecture at the main auditorium of the Department of Phys- ics at Tokyo Imperial University. According to Sugimoto 2001a, pp. 10–11, the title of the first lecture in the series was “Lorentz Transformation, Special Theory of Relativity.” However, according to Ishi- wara 1923, p. 88, the title was “Special Theory of Relativity.” Einstein’s scientific lectures were attended by “120 professors and the like, 5 graduate students and 18 undergraduates.” An incomplete list of the participants and an account of the lectures appeared in the January issue of Kaizo (see Ezawa 2005, pp. 8 and 11).
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