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e coming up and dragging their


are playing? JAPANESE FISHERMEN. JAPANESE FISHERMEN. "A couple of fishermen just stopped to look at

nets along after them. Down i


the musicians and hear the music. One had a spear and a net with a basket at the end, and the other carried a sm

n the street in front of us


all rod and line such as I used to have when I went out for trout. They didn't have much clothing, though—nothi

there are some funny-looking m


ng but a jacket of coarse cloth and a kilt made of reeds. Only one had a hat, and that didn't seem to amount to

en with trousers as tight as


much. The bareheaded one scowled at me, and I think he can't be very fond of foreigners. Perhaps the foreigners

their skins, and making the


deserve to be scowled at, or, at any rate, some of them do. [Pg 88] JAPANESE SILK-SHOP. JAPANESE SIL

Collect from 鍏嶈垂/


K-SHOP. "We have seen such lots of things to-day—lots and lots. I can't begin to tell you all in this letter, and there is so much that I don't know where to commence. Well, we went into some shops and looked at the things they had to sell, but didn't buy anything, as we thought it w

  • [Pg 87] men look a great deal smaller than they are. They have hats li
  • ke small umbrellas, and made of plaited straw, to keep the sun off,
  • and they have them tied down under the chin with cords as big
  • as a clothes-line. Doctor Bronson says these are the lower class of Japa


as too soon. One of the shops I liked very much was where they sold silk. It wasn't much like a silk-shop at home, where you sit on a stool in front of a counter and have the clerks spread the things out before you. In this shop the silk was in boxes out of sight, and they only showed you wh

at you asked for. There was a platform in the middle of the shop, and the clerks squatted down on this platform, and unrolled their goods. Two women were there, buying some bright-colored stuff, for making a dress, I sup

nese, and th

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we say 'Good-bye,' and it means exactly the same thing. They are not satisfied with one bow, but keep on several times, until you begin to wonder when they will get through. Everybody says they are the politest people in the world, and I can readily believe it if what I have seen is a fair sample. SEVEN-STROKE HORSE. SEVEN-STROKE HORSE. "There have been several men around the h

called so, bu

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t I can't see that they make much that I should call music. One of them has on one of those great broa

otel trying

to sell things to us, and we have been looking at them. One thing I am going to[Pg 90] get and send in this letter is a box of Japanese pictur

d hats, anothe

r has his head covered with a sort of small cap, while the third has his skull shaven as smooth as a d

es. They are

not photographs, but real drawings by Japanese artists, and printed on Japanese paper. You will see how soft and nice the paper is; and thoug

oor-knob. The

man with the hat on is blowing a whistle and ringing a small bell, the second is beating on a brass pl

h the pictur

es look rough, they are very good, and, above all things, they are truthful. I am going to get as many different ones as I can, and so I think

ate with a tin