D O C . 3 7 9 T R A V E L D I A R Y 5 7 3 ben. Audienzraum und Krönungshalle offen gegen sandbedeckten Hof.” [141]The portraits of thirty-two Chinese sages are depicted on eight sliding doors made of paper. They originate in the Heian period (between 794–1185). [142]The shrine to Robert Koch (1843–1910) was established by one of his dedicated Japanese stu- dents, Shibasaburo Kitasato, intially at the National Institute for the Study of Infectious Diseases and then moved to the Kitasato Institute, both in Tokyo. [143]The Nijo castle in Kyoto, established by Ieyasu Tokugawa. [144]For details on their joint work, see notes in Docs. 422 and 433. [145]Toyohiko Kagawa (1898–1960) was a Christian reformer and labor activist. Blank left in orig- inal for name. For Kagawa’s impressions of his two meetings with Einstein, see Kaneko 1987, p. 369. [146]Einstein’s seventh popular lecture, entitled “On the Principle of Relativity,” was held at the Kobe Y.M.C.A. and translated by Ishiwara. The reception at the German Club was held under the aus- pices of Oskar Trautmann, the German consul-general (see Osaka Mainichi, English Daily Edition, 15 December 1922). [147]The Kyoto Imperial University. The rector was Torasaburo Araki (1866–1942). The student representative was Toshima Araki (1897–1978). For his greetings to Einstein on behalf of the student association, see Abs. 467. [148]An impromptu lecture entitled “How Did I Create the Theory of Relativity?” and initiated by Kitaro Nishida was held at the main auditorium of the Law Faculty at Kyoto University and translated by Ishiwara (see Osaka Asahi Shinbun, 15 December 1922, and Ezawa 2005, p. 10). For Ishiwara’s transcription of the lecture, see Doc. 399. [149]Masamichi Kimura (1883–1962) was Professor of Physics at Kyoto Imperial University. [150]One of the presents was a traditional naga juban (underkimono) for Elsa (see Nakamoto 1998, p. 77). [151]The Chion-in Temple in Kyoto. [152]Possibly the Yasaka Shrine and the Shijo Street shopping district, both within close proximity to the Miyako Hotel. [153]The Shogunzuka Dainichido Temple. [154]The Nishi Honganji Temple is the main temple of the Jôdo Shinshu Honganji branch of the Buddhist True Pure Land sect located in Kyoto. [155]Lake Biwa, located northeast of Kyoto, is the largest lake in Japan. Mii Temple is one of the oldest temples in Japan. [156]This is most likely a reference to the world-famous Nishijin brocade. [157]Nara lies 480 kilometers south of Kyoto. The Nara Hotel, where Einstein played the piano (see Sugimoto 2001b, p. 112) [158]The most prominent of these temples is the Grand Shrine of Kasuga, founded in 768. The Todaiji Temple houses the large Buddha figure, known as Rushanabutsu-Zazo and constructed in 745–752. [159]The Nara National Museum. Einstein also visited Nara Park (see Sugimoto 2001b, p. 114). [160]Mount Wakakusa. [161]Miyajima Island is in the Aki district of Hiroshima. [162]The Itsukushima Shrine. [163]The holy Mount Misen. The Seto Inland Sea. [164]The German ambassador to Tokyo, Wilhelm Solf. Solf reported that his personal relations with Einstein “developed into friendly ones” (“haben sich zu freundschaftlichen entwickelt”). Regarding the dispatch, Solf informed Berlin that the Japan Advertiser had published a report from the Kokusai- Reuter news agency, according to which Maximilian Harden had testified in court in Berlin that “Professor Einstein went to Japan because he did not consider himself safe in Germany.” Harden’s actual quote at the trial of his would-be assassins was “Was ist nun erreicht? Der große Gelehrte Albert Einstein ist jetzt in Japan, weil er sich in Deutschland nicht sicher fühlt” (“So what has been achieved? The great scholar Albert Einstein is now in Japan because he does not feel safe in Ger- many”). As Solf feared that this report may adversely impact “the extraordinarily beneficial effect of Einstein’s visit for the German cause” (“die außerordentlich günstige Wirkung des Einstein-Besuches für die deutsche Sache zu beeinträchtigen”), he requested that Einstein allow him to deny it by cable
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