Dwelling among the people, learning their language, making himself in many ways like them, Mr. Hearn has been able to seize and record a host of impressions to which the average traveler and tourist are utter strangers. . . . His volumes form a rich storehouse of delight to the reader, and material for the scholar. Some of the sacred places have been seen through foreign eyes for the first time by Mr. Hearn. He presents us a wonderful picture of the Japanese soul.