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192. oldal - ... was at the time a victim of a popular superstition that the departed revisit the scenes of their life in this world in shapes of different animals. We noticed that he was not in his usual spirits, and pressed him to unburden his mind to us. He said...
283. oldal - ... which are good for the table or valuable on account of their feathers, frequent it ; a few rabbits and goats live on its sterile surface. A ruinous castle stands on its summit, and is useful as a sea-mark. Excellent banks', well stocked with fish, surround it.
187. oldal - ... once sacred to Venus, they are prompt in appropriating the custom ; and having heard that the wife of one of their officers has been confined in England, they hasten to fly a fish-kite over his lodging in the barracks. The Japanese are wonderful actors, their only fault being an excess of realism. ' A piece generally lasts throughout the day; and a regular Japanese playgoer will sit it out the whole time, having his meals brought to him. There is no tedious waiting between the scenes. They follow...
225. oldal - Japan. received a final sponging over from his attendant, and then proceeded to challenge. This consisted in placing a hand on each thigh, just above the knee ; then stooping slightly, lifting each leg in turn, at the same time raising the hand, and replacing it with a loud smack, as the foot came sharply to the ground. In this way they went on slowly and deliberately in front of each other for about a minute. Then, keeping their hands still on their thighs, they squatted on their heels face to face,...
224. oldal - ... as known to the professional wrestlers of their country. The wrestling matches of the Japanese, however, seem to be attended with considerable pomp and circumstance, and the vast amphitheatres in which they take place are adorned with banners, on which are written the names of the chief wrestlers. ' Two burly fellows had just stepped into the arena, and were walking round — each with the swagger of a cock on his own dunghill — stretching their arms and legs, and showing their muscle to an...
192. oldal - every beastly animal that comes to my house, there is a cry amongst them all, ' Chiosin, Chiosin has come back ! ' and the whole house swarms with cats, and dogs, and bats — for they say they are not quite sure which is Chiosin, and that they had better be kind to the lot than run the chance of treating him badly: the consequence is, all...
283. oldal - Other testimony, cg that of the early missionaries at Japan, seems to confirm this peculiarity of the A. The women are very ugly. The A. are of a mild, liberal disposition ; their manners, however, are very little known. Polygamy is practised among them. Agriculture they know very little of. They fatten bears for winter provision. The A. were formerly independent, but are now in subjection to the Japanese.
228. oldal - At this juncture it seems as if one-half the assembled multitude 500 ' Ours ' in Japan. 561 had gone mad. Yelling, dancing, and singing, they testify their joy in the wildest conceivable way. Scores of coats, obis (the long silk girdle that the Japanese of both sexes wind round their waists), and shoes are cast in to the conqueror, one man actually stripping himself to his waistcloth to swell the list of gifts. The victorious hero himself seems intoxicated with his success, struts about the ring,...
30. oldal - The word was given, when, without raising his weapon more than a foot above the neck of the condemned, he brought down the heavy blade with a plainly audible thud, and the head dropped instantly into the place prepared for it. We had always fancied ourselves possessed of very fannerves...
225. oldal - ... their fancy, and shouting as loudly and determinedly as the ring men on a Derby day. They were very tall for Japanese — one of the two being fully six feet high • — -and enormously fat, with huge bellies, but sadly deficient in real hard muscle. Stripped to a cloth twisted round their waists, you could see plainly the masses of blubber that hung loosely about them. This is to be accounted for by the fact that weight is the greatest possible desideratum in their principles of wrestling,...

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