Friday, March 9, 2007

June 14th

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a Japanese hotel, which is situated on a hill, enabling us to get a splendid view of Ise. The day following I went with Mr. and Mrs. Boit, and Miss Horstman to the “Sun Goddess Temple,” to see a sacred dance, the temple standing on beautiful grounds.
The girls were dressed like the ancient ladies of the imperial household, wearing red pantaloons (half a yard beyond their feet) and white kimonos, men wearing green gauze kimonos, and black caps. The music sounding exactly like the squeaking of a violin, and the beating a drum, there is not a bit of harmony to Japanese music.
We made for a railway train again leaving Ise 11.30 am for Kyoto arriving at the Kyoto Hotel 6.30. Rejoiced to find nice lofty rooms and large ones. Carriages met us

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