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Jacob Mortimer Wier Silver

Sketches of Japanese Manners and Customs

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    Дина Кравченкоhas quoted5 years ago
    in contradiction to Japanese etiquette, which permits no inferior to look down upon a superior
    Дина Кравченкоhas quoted5 years ago
    It is impossible to mark the even and peaceable tenor of Japanese life, the politeness, industry, respect for superiors, and general air of cheerfulness and content, that pervades all classes, without admiration of the wise regulations which preserve such order amongst them as a people
    Дина Кравченкоhas quoted5 years ago
    The crayfish are used to remind the people of their humble origin (it being traditionary that the empire originated from a race of poor fishermen), and the consequent necessity of humility, temperance, and frugality, in their different stations in life.1

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