Kawasaki, Japan: More Joy, 1982. Near Fine in Very Good dust-jacket First Edition. Kawasaki, Japan: More Joy, 1982 [Translated from 1981 German]; First Edition as issued dust wrapper, inscribed by author[8.25” tall - 9” wide]; Red cloth boards with debossed black title; vi, 228 pp.  folded map, many photos, maps and illustrations; tipped in publication comments and typewritten note by author. Near fine condition, very good DJ minor closed tears and sunned spine. Item #12959
A personal account of experiences with typhoons and floods, and the impact they have on Japan and the culture. An historical account of natural disasters with many historic stories and personal accounts. Rose Lesser left her native Germany in 1929 and lived through interesting times for 73 years in her chosen country of Japan. She wrote books on Japan’s environment, people and customs; held university teaching positions, founded cultural organizations and was awarded the German Federal Cross of Merit. Ms. Lesser was quoted that “Mankind has only two kinds of enemies: ignorance and indifference, at home and abroad”.