Japanese courtship and wedding are both very curious ceremonies, and still somewhat savour of barbarism. ' When a young man has fixed his affections upon a maiden of suitable standing, he declares his love by fastening a branch of a certain shrub to the... An English girl in Japan - Page 80by Ella M. Hart Bennett - 1906 - 176 pagesFull view
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L. Pylodet, Augusta Harriet (Garrigue) Leypoldt - American literature - 1903
...WEDDING. A JAPANESE courtship and wedding are both very curious ceremonies, and still somewhat savor of barbarism. "When a young man has fixed his affections...to the house of the damsel's parents. If the branch he neglected, the suit is rejected; if it be accepted, so is the suitor." At the time of the marriage...