"All the relevant explication, notes, maps and illustrations a researcher of modern Japanese social history could desire. . . . [The book] offers insights into the daily lives of 20th-century Japanese women and helps dispel the mythology."Library Journal "This truly remarkable diary . . . [is] a valuable text for a wide range of classes in anthropology, history, and women's studies."Margery Wolf, University of IowaMakiko, Nakano is the author of 'Makiko's Diary A Merchant Wife in 1910 Kyoto', published 1995 under ISBN 9780804724418 and ISBN 0804724415.