Street in Hakodade, and funeral procession, 1856. Extract from a letter written by one of the officers of H .M .S. Winchester: 'The Sketches I have sent you will give you a good idea of the sort of country and the public buildings among the Japanese. The burial-grounds and temples present a peculiarly neat appearance from the sea; and the sketches of the figures convey an adequate impression of the appearance which these singular people present. Their loose hanging sleeves are stitched at the lower part, and that makes a good pocket, in which they put their handkerchiefs, fans, or paper'. From "Illustrated London News", 1856.
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