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“A Japanese Priest in Tibet”

Nature volume 82, page 338 (20 January 1910) | Download Citation



WHATEVER may be the demerits of Mr. Kawaguchi's “Three Years in Tibet”, reviewed in NATURE of January 13, the title of the book is, according to the Eastern habit of reckoning, quite accurate. Mr. Kawaguchi spent part of 1900, all 1901, and part of 1902 in Tibet—three years. A child in Japan, if born on December 31, begins his second year on January 1, and on the succeeding New Year's Day may be regarded as having lived for three years, although he may be only 367 days old!

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  1. University of Edinburgh, January 17.

    • C. G. KNOTT


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