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Cable Address: "MIYAKO" KYOTO
Telephone: Kami 336, 337, & 338
THE MIYAKO HOTEL, KYOTO (HOTEL METROPOLE)
not to disturb the well raked gravel, as a Prince was carring there that afternoon to bring 50 of his college friends to tea. I imagine the young prince wouldn't have minded, but the man who showed us around had been there 30 years, and it would have upset him greatly not to have everything just so. We could have walked around the pond, but there was so much to be seen that morning that we decided not to. From [?] there we drove out to [blank space] t the foot of the Hazy Rapids where were [sic we're] wer to visit Seehas' villa to see the azaeleas they have there. We had some difficulty in finding it as the road was up in one place and we had to go round. They never put up any signs that a road is closed, you just go along and find it out yourself. The same thing happened later when a bridge was being repaired.
Seehas' villa was as beautifully built and planned as his house. Of course it was closed in a way, only the caretaker and I guess his wife were there. We went through the various rooms for the tea ceremony and all. The Sliaje [?] being slid back. As a matter of fact
Robe May 14th Monday
I'm sorry but I'm afraid I can't finish this before noon today. We came down from Kyoto yesterday afternoon, had dinner with Roland Davidson at his house and then went to the movies with him at a club. This lasted until midnight, all movies have two features here. We leave on the O. S. R. boat "CholruMaru" for Tientsin at noon today. We [?] Moje tomorrow morning, the last port in the inland see - and it takes four days from here to China I think. Its a lovely day for the Inland Sea.
After the rain its very clear. Don't expect to hear from me for some time as the mails are apt to be slow from China. If first go mail a letter from you written March 30th& one from Russell writtend the 18th of April in New York. Yours filled in a gap about the Easter Egg hunt party. Being [?] very slow in coming but Russell's was quicker than a letter giving news all evidently wrote the day before.
All expect to be in Peking about two weeks. Then by the blue express to Shanghai and boat to Hong Kong. Don't worry for there is no use worrying, and if there is ever anything that might worry you I'll try to guess what it is and cable. Remember that papers exaggerate things like stories. Any way if old ladies gad about the country alone, I gues we can.
Loads of love to you all and so very much to you. Catharine
Monday, May 14, 1934