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Of course the way of a people has nothing whatever to do [[strikethrough]] wh [[/strikethrough]] [[underline]] with art in [[underlined]] its very highest form [[/underlined]]. This trip is taking ^[[me]] to some very delightful old art centers - Daimyo towns with their ruined castles ancient gardens and splendid tree lined roads. And I am receiving charming little hospitalities and seeing many fine things. Jinrikisha travelling beats all other methods!! Think of a human horse who will haul you one mile or fifty per day - whom you never overdrive and seldoms tire, with whom you can eat, drink, smoke, sleep and [[underlined]] live with pleasure [[/underlined]]. I have six such chaps with me now. All fine fellows. One cooks excellently - another speaks a little english and teaches me japanese. Another does the hard drinking for the crowd, a fourth flirts with the country girls - the other two sees to it that I interfere not with the perogatives of the fourth. They all have surprisingly good judgement in matters artistic, especially my two Kioto men. When we go shopping they put on good clothes, and ride in jinrikisha, and look wise and handsome enough. The Curio dealers are fearful liars and swindlers as
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