History of Japan
Episode 246 - There and Back Again
Jun 30, 2018 · 36 min
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This week, we cover the story of Engelbert Kaempfer, who wrote one of the most thorough and best known accounts of Japan for Western consumption before the Meiji era. How did this random German dude end up in Japan? What did he write about it? What did he think of it? And why do we care?
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