“Diaries of Court of Old Japan” is a collection of travel diaries translated by Annie Shepley Omori and Kochi Doi in 1920. Also, it was introduced by Amy Lawrence Lowell (February 9, 1874 – May 12, 1925) who was an American poet, and posthumously won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1926.
Annie Shepley Omori (1856 – 1943) was an American artist, activist, and translator. she established studios in New York and Connecticut, where she worked as a portrait painter and children's book illustrator. She married Hyozo Omori, a Japanese exchange student, in 1907 and moved with him to Japan, where they established the Yurin En settlement house to provide educational and recreational opportunities to the poor in Tokyo.
Kōchi Doi (1886–1979) was a Japanese scholar of English literature. Professor of English at the University of Tokyo (formerly the Imperial University, Tokyo) and Kwansei Gakuin University, Tokyo.
This collection includes “The Sarashina Diary”, “The Diary of Murasaki Shikibu”, and “The Diary of Izumi Shikibu”, the most famous classical travel diary written in Japanese literature. Let's read and enjoy!