locks, no pictures on the walls, no mirrors; in fact, the room was quite bare of ornament. Two small tables, about twelve inches high and fifteen inches square.[Pg 173] These

ea service, and were removed when the meal was over. A little low stool, on which was a broad and very flat pot for holding hot water to put in the tea. Another stool for h

wanted at the moment. A lamp-stand with three lamps. One was octagonal, and on the top of an upright stick; the others were oval, and hung at the ends of a horizontal bar of

inscription in Japanese. It was painted on the paper of which all the lanterns were composed; and as the light shone through, the letters were plainly to be seen. They were more