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" 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 80
by Ella M. Hart Bennett - 1906 - 176 pages
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Literary News, Volumes 24-25

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...
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Steel Butterflies: Japanese Women and the American Experience

Nancy Brown Diggs - Social Science - 1998 - 204 pages
...subject, when Japan opened its doors to the West later on in the century, one early visitor found that "a Japanese courtship and wedding are both very curious ceremonies, and still somewhat savour of barbarism"!2 In 1868 a group of 149 Japanese went to Hawaii, the first to leave without sanctions,...
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