Review of Hanatsumi Nikki by Robert M. Price
This review by renowned scholar Robert M. Price takes a fresh look at Masaharu Anesaki's work from the viewpoint of Christianity, discovering illuminating differences in religious perception, and outlining the author's emphasis that the art of a religion is the surest path to a better understanding.
"This fascinating and beautiful book from a century ago conveys to us a new world viewed through the eager eyes of a pilgrim to the West. Like star-gazers who know the light we see has taken centuries or millennia to reach our eyes, we wonder, as we read, how much of this world should still be available to our own senses should we embark on the journey taken by diarist/essayist Masaharu Anesaki so "long" ago."Read the complete review