A DAUGHTER OF THE SAMURAI
ETSU INAGAKI SUGIMOTO
INSTRUCTOR IN JAPANESE LANGUAGE AND HISTORY, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
How a daughter of feudal Japan, living hundreds of years in one generation, became a modern American
WITH RESPECT AND LOVE AND DEEPEST GRATITUDE I DEDICATE THESE SACRED MEMORIES
TO MY TWO MOTHERS WHOSE LIVES AND ENVIRONMENTS WERE FAR APART, YET WHOSE HEARTS MET IN MINE
NANCY VIRGINIA AUSTEN
Whose pleasant friendship, energetic spirit, and practical knowledge encouraged me to believe that a little Etsu-bo, with a heart full of love for old Japan, could gather the falling fragments of samurai spirit and weave them into a fragrant chain for the readers of to-day.