University at Albany

Hanatsumi Nikki – The Flowers of Italy (2009)
translated by Susanna Fessler

Susanna Fessler has revived a classic, written by Masaharu Anesaki (1873-1949), and translated it for a new generation of readers. Originally published in 1909, Hanatsumi Nikki – The Flowers of Italy is the record of Anesaki's travels in Italy and a meditation on art, human life, European and Japanese culture, and faith. Fessler is professor of Japanese Studies in the Department of East Asian Studies.