of it coming out, and the Mc Kinly even draged anchor and
we could see in the distance it was quite exciting for a
few moments as she went pretty close to another boat.
The Harbor didn't look very strange. Something like any
harbor, with large cranes and things in the ship building
part and very handsome white stone buildings along the
shore, which were new since the earthquake. Spanish looking.
However there were several little 'sandpans?' {'sampans'}scurrying
across the bay and fishermen going out. We even saw the
flag they put on a stick which is tied to the line and
when the fish bite it pulls the flag down, and then the
fisherman go along side & pull in the fish. At least that
is the way the Japanese fish in Honolulu.

We gave the bags and keys to the Imperial Hotel runner
and so had no more to think of about bags and the pass-
port & Doctor inspection was very easy once they got on

The pier we come alongside seemed very new and
we caught our first real glimpse of Japan. There were
several Japanese ladies on the dock in costume, one or two
men too, and a cunning little boy with very pink cheeks
and a soldiers cap and a white pinafore over his dark
suit. A cunning little girl with bright green stockings
and a red 'broad brimmed?' hat. There were some very
thin and delicate looking 'sand pans?' {sampans'} near the pier. The
size of row boats but very narrow and painted. It took
some time to say goodbye to various people on board
and any way there was no special hurry. We took a
taxi to the Station, and tore along with the horns blowing
and missing bycycles right and left. Driving on the left
hand side of the street is always a bit nerve racking
until you get used to it. There must be about one hundred
bycycles to every car or may be more. At the pier on the end
we first saw were heaps of bycyles and only one car.
They have all sorts of ways to carry things on the forward

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