D O C . 3 7 9 T R A V E L D I A R Y 5 7 1 Endo, and Mitsuo Yamada. The rector was Masataka Ogawa. Hans Molisch (1856–1937) was an Aus- trian botanist and a professor of biology. It took Einstein twenty minutes to advance from the station to the Sendai Hotel, due to the large crowds. At the hotel, Einstein was greeted by Yuichiro Chikara- ishi, governor of Miyagi Prefecture, Takesaburo Kanomata, mayor of Sendai, and Ogawa (see Gov- ernor of Miyagi Prefecture to Minister of Diplomacy, 6 December 1922 [JTDRO, Diplomatic R/], and Kahoku Shimpo, 4 December 1922). [113]Einstein’s third popular lecture, entitled “On the Principle of Relativity,” was held at the Sendai Civic Auditorium. It was translated by Keiichi Aichi and apparently held for free to compensate for the audience members who had not been able to enter the lecture at the Kanda Youth Hall in Tokyo. The audience numbered 350 and consisted mainly of professors and university students (see Governor of Miyagi Prefecture to Minister of Diplomacy, 6 December 1922 [JTDRO, Diplomatic R/]). For accounts of the lecture, see YomiuriShinbun, 4 December 1922, and Okamoto 1981, pp. 931–932. [114]Ippei Okamoto (1886–1948) was a painter in the Western tradition and a cartoonist for the Asahi Shinbun newspaper in Tokyo. He joined Einstein’s entourage “on his own, out of personal admiration and the wish to observe the great scientist at close range” (see Okamoto 1981, p. 931). During Einstein’s tour, he contributed articles to his newspaper (see 9–15 December 1922). Following Einstein’s departure, he published Okamoto 1923. The Matsushima Islands, a group of some 260 tiny pine-clad islands near Sendai. During the train journey to the islands, Okamoto sketched Einstein, who signed the sketch with “Albert Einstein oder Die Nase als Gedanken-Reservoir” (see Okamoto 1981, p. 932). See Illustration 14. [115]They dined at the Matsushima Hotel (see Kaneko 1981, vol. 2, p. 34) and visited the Zuiganji Temple on Matsushima (see Okamoto 1981, p. 933). Bansui Tsuchii (Doi) (1871–1952) was a poet and scholar of English. Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) was one of the best-known woodprint artists in the Edo period. Tsuchii offered Einstein two bound sets of woodblocks to choose from, Utagawa Hiroshige’s Fifty-three Stations on the Tokaido and Hokusai’s One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji (see Okamoto 1981, p. 932). Okamoto inscribed the flyleaf of the album with the dedication “Albert Ein- stein in herzlicher Dankbarkeit” in German and “at Sendai. Taisho 11, Twelth month” above the sig- nature “Drawn by Ippei” in Japanese (see Jansen 1989, p. 145). For the Italian book of poetry, see Tsuchii 1920. [116]At Tohoku University in Sendai. At the student reception, the university’s president Masataka Ogawa led the students in a chorus of “Banzai” for Einstein. Over fifty professors welcomed Einstein in a conference hall at the College of Engineering (see Okamoto 1981, p. 933). The dean of the med- ical faculty was Toshihiko Fujita (1877–1965). Einstein inscribed his name on a wall in a conference room at the university, beneath the signature of Hans Molisch. The inscription reads: “Albert Einstein 3.XII 22.” JSeTU [95 037]. There were reports in the press that Einstein was offered a position at Tohoku University as a temporary professor of physics. A salary of 10,000 yen (approximately 5,000 US dollars) and a residence were allegedly proposed (see, e.g., Osaka Mainichi, English Daily Edi- tion, 5 December 1922). Such reports even led to rumors that Einstein planned to emigrate to Japan they were then denied by the Auswärtiges Amt (see Otto Soehring to the German Consulate in Geneva, 9 December 1922 [GyBPAAA/R 64677]). [117]Inagaki, Yamamoto, and Okamoto. [118]Kotaro Honda. [119]Okamoto’s wife was the well-known Japanese novelist and poet Kanoko Okamoto (1889– 1939). Elsa Einstein and Tony Inagaki had remained in Tokyo. [120]They arrived at Nikko railroad station at 4:10 P.M. and stayed at the Kanaya Hotel in Nikko (see Governor of Tochigi Prefecture to Minister of Diplomacy, 7 December 1922 [JTDRO, Diplo- matic R/], and the hotel registry with Einstein’s signature [122 789]). Elsa Einstein arrived separately with Tony Inagaki later that day from Tokyo (see Okamoto 1981, p. 935). For a list of the ten subjects “drawn on ten-inch squares of finely finished cardboard” and pre- sented to Einstein, see Okamoto 1981, p. 937. [121]Tony Inagaki. [122]Einstein, Inagaki, and Okamoto arrived at the Chugu Shrine on Lake Chuzenji in Nikko at 10 A.M. They toured the Hoto, Hannya, and Kegon waterfalls. They returned to the hotel at 4 P.M. (see Governor of Tochigi Prefecture to Minister of Diplomacy, 7 December 1922 [JTDRO, Diplomatic
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