The translator was Tsubouchi Shyo, one of the greatest writers of the Meiji era.
Japanese journalistic writing in these early years of Meiji was marred by extreme and pedantic classicism.
Thus, in the early years of the Meiji era, there was a period of complete prostitution.
The vehicles chiefly employed in ante-Meiji days were ox-carriages, norimono, kago and carts drawn by hand.
These compilations together with the Nikon Gwaishi (History of Japan Outside the Court), written by Rai Sanyo and published in I827~ constituted the chief sources of historical knowledge before the Meiji era.