Morse and Japanese homes

My review of Morse's Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings is up at the Japan Times! This is a book I read and reread obsessively while meeting with our architect. Also, bonus fact that got cut from the review for lack of space: Morse was the one who introduced Ernest Fenollosa to Umewaka Minoru, one of the "Three Masters" of Meiji Noh (明治三名人). I'm not going to say "No Morse, no Noh, or Accomplishment," partly because that form of the assertion is only barely parseable, but it's a giants-on-the-earth-in-those-times story if ever there was one.

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