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Identifier: strangepeoplescu00evan (find matches)
Title: Strange peoples & customs
Year: 1921 (1920s)
Authors: Evans, Adelaide Bee
Subjects: Children Missions
Publisher: Mountain View, Calif., Pacific Press
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
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seats in the trains— dear, me! I couldnt tell j^ou what it doessound like. You would have to hear it. There is one good thing about these getas,though — they slip on and off very easily,and they do not come untied. The childrentake them off in a little hallway, and neverwear them into the house. Even the weegirl I was telling you about, with the babyon her back, slipped out of her little redwooden getas when she wished to climb theone steep step up into the house. When the children of a school visit theparks and the temples, they often go somedistance on the train, leaving home early inthe morning, and getting back late at night.Their teachers go with them, and count themto see if they are all there, and form them inmarching lines, and arrange them in groupsfor the picnic lunch of rice and perhaps a fewlittle cakes. I never saw so many childreneating a picnic lunch as we saw in UyenoPark yesterday. Coming home, we went to Asakusa, a veryfamous temple, at the end of a long street.
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Asakusa is perhaps the busiest temple in all Japan. One of its idols, a red wooden one, has its nose and ears rubbed away by the many, many diseased persons who have come there for healing. God help us to tell the people of Jesus, the great Physician. On each side of the street were little stallswhere all kinds of toys and sweetmeats werefor sale. Big rubber balls and painted bal-loons and little aeroplanes and dolls and can-dies— almost everything you could think ofthat children would like to play with and toeat — I saw on that street. It was all gayand pretty—but to me, it was sad, for the (102) CHILDREN or JAPAN 103 mothers and children walking up the streetwere going to the temple to bow down beforeimages to pray. When we came to the temple itself, andwent in, we saw many mothers with their chil-dren. They would clap their hands togetherto gain the attention of the god, and thenrepeat a prayer, some standing up, and somekneeling down. Often the mothers wouldhave the children

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