D O C . 3 7 9 T R A V E L D I A R Y N O V E M B E R 1 9 2 2 3 0 9 21st. Chrysanthemum festival in the imperial palace garden.[65] Great difficulty in procuring a fitting frock coat along with top hat. The former from unknown donor via Mr. Bärwald, who brought it personally [66] the latter from Mr. Yama- moto far too small, so I had to carry it around in my hand the whole afternoon long. We were with the foreign diplomats, who were arranged in a semicircle. Met and accompanied by the German embassy. Jap. empress stepped around the inside of the semicircle and spoke a few words with husbands and wives from the embassies, with me a few kind words in French.[67] The refreshments in the garden at tables, where I was introduced to infinitely many people. Garden marvelous, artificial hill, water, picturesque autumn foliage. Chrysanthemums in booths properly lined up like soldiers. The hanging chrysanthemums are the most beautiful. In the evening, comfortable evening at the Berliners’ charming Japanese home. He, an intelligent political economist, she, a gracious, intelligent woman, true native of Berlin. Laz- ing about under such conditions is more tiring than working, but the Inagakis help us with touching solicitude. 22nd. Around ½ past 10, picked up by Gakis and Y. for Kaizo at the publishing house.[68] Employees were ceremoniously waiting for us in front of the door. Com- radely mood unmistakable. Y. beamed with his childlike eyes under great big horn- rimmed glasses. Everyone from the publishing house photographed together in the alleyway.[69] Curious crowd of onlookers with many children. Then we drove to the magnificent Budd. temple.[70] Glimpse into the monks’ dining hall. Wonderful building with splendid carvings. Monks very friendly, gave us a magnificent book with illustrations of art work. In the courtyards, usual photographing, partly together with giggling schoolgirls from Osaka, who were also just visiting the tem- ple. Then lunch in Yamamoto’s charming house. A splendid person. In addition to wife and children,[71] he houses in his little home three maids and a servant, four students. How peaceful and undemanding these people must be! In the afternoon we saw a farmhouse and other very simple Japanese cottages, everything spotless and welcoming. Many well-cared-for, boisterous little children, inured to the cold. Visit to the chairman of the academy. One of his sons turns out to be a student at the Zurich Polytechnic and pupil of H. F. Weber.[72] Upset about reception at Tujisawa’s.[73] In evening, grand reception in the German-East Asian Club.[74] Conversations with many Germans and Japanese after dinner. My head is spinning, but learned much and encountered enthusiastic friendliness. Japanese scholars have much sympathy for Germany. Japanese erected independent optical workshops with the help of German engineers.[75] 23rd. From 9 to 11 o’clock, studied files on the persecution of the employee Schulz’s wife by the embassy. Poor woman who is supposed to be sacrificed in a scandal coverup.[76] 11–10½ 12–1 o’clock banter with Japanese journalists about [p. 18] [p. 18v] [p. 19]
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