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" ... 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 house of the damsel's parents. If the branch be neglected, the suit... "
An English girl in Japan - Page 80
by Ella M. Hart Bennett - 1906 - 176 pages
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The Nautical Magazine: A Journal of Papers on Subjects Connected ..., Volume 12

Naval art and science - 1843
...of the proceedings, the bridegroom sends presents, as costly as his means will allow, to the bride; which she immediately offers to her parents in acknowledgment of their kindness in her infancy, and of the pains bestowed upon her education. Thus, although a Japanese lady is not subjected...
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Manners and Customs of the Japanese in the Nineteenth Century

Philipp Franz von Siebold - Japan - 1841 - 298 pages
...of the proceedings the bridegroom sends presents, as costly as his means will allow, to the bride, which she immediately offers to her parents, in acknowledgment of their kindness during her infancy, and of the pains they have bestowed upon her education. Thus, although a Japanese...
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Japan and Her People

Andrew Steinmetz - Japan - 1859 - 447 pages
...of the proceedings the bridegroom sends presents, as costly as his means will allow, to the bride; which she immediately offers to her parents, in acknowledgment of their kindness in her infancy, and of the pains bestowed upon her education. Thus, although a Japanese lady is not subjected...
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The Cornhill Magazine

England - 1899
...parents. If the branch be neglected, the suit is rejected ; if it be accepted, so is the suitor.' ' At the time of the marriage the bridegroom sends presents...placed close by ; on the one is a kettle with two spoute, a bottle of sake", and cups ; on the other table a miniature fir-tree — signifying the strength...
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Japan as Seen and Described by Famous Writers

Esther Singleton - Japan - 1904 - 372 pages
...damsel's parents. If the branch be neglected, the suit is rejected ; if it be accepted, so is the suitor." At the time of the marriage the bridegroom sends presents...on the one is a kettle with two spouts, a bottle of saks, and cups ; on the other is a miniature fir-tree — signifying the strength of the bridegroom;...
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