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Shibusawa, Or, the Passing of Old Japan (Paperback) Loot Price: R358
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Shibusawa, Or, the Passing of Old Japan (Paperback): I. William Adams

Shibusawa, Or, the Passing of Old Japan (Paperback)

I. William Adams

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX THE WEDDING FEAST ON the third day after the wedding, all preparations having been made, the newly wedded couple started upon their bridal tour to the home of the bride's parents. This was no small undertaking, and to any other than a bride it would have seemed decidedly unpleasant. The only means of transit was by chair, and, as she had just been borne over the same route and had in prospect a speedy return, Takara might well have complained of the three long journeys, if not of custom. Upon coming to the wedding ceremony the bride had brought with her a large number of useful and costly presents, and, as might be expected, the family of the bridegroom had been exceedingly liberal in bestowing a return compliment. Maido had spared neither pains nor expense to laden Shibusawa's train with tokens of his appreciation, and as squad after squad of carriers passed out at the front gate the gathering onlookers cheered with something like frenzy. It was, therefore, late in the morning before the last of the baggage had passed and the way was made clear for Shibusawa's chair, and as he came forward there arose a mighty shout of "Long live the prince." Early in the day the kaika (household treasurer), acting under Ikamon's instructions, had begun distributing coins among the hangers-on, and now that the noble suite was passing a perfect shower of "cash" was thrown upon them. No other means could so readily call forth their hearty applause, and Ikamon was gratified and Maido perhaps pleased, if Shibusawa was entirely unconcerned. As Shibusawa's chair swung into the roadway he drew back the curtain and looked out at the excited throng. There was one who stood, amid all this noise, with a strained, eager expression. It was Kinsan; and Shibusawa, looking st...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: I. William Adams
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 72
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-06469-1
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
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LSN: 1-151-06469-6
Barcode: 9781151064691

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