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" One of the most interesting features of the Japanese town at this tlmo of the year, says the Japanese " Herald," Is the Ice or loe cream shop. Shops devoted to this line of business meet one at every tarn, and their interiors present a busy speotßole Money Is taken us fast aa It oan be transferred from one hand to another, and the pressure of business is so great that no time Is found for rinsing theglasßof one onstomer before handing it, replenished with groorid ioe, to another, The shops partake more of the ohareotar of booths. They are well lighted inside, and the numerous seats supplied are crowded. But the astonishing faotllty with which the owners of these establishments earn their money is remarkable. Given a plane, a lump of ioe, a few glasses and spoons and a tab of syrupy-Hke mixture and their stock In trade is complete. All that has to be done is to rub the loe on a plane upside down, catch the toe dust as it falls below, dab it with the naked band into a glaes, pour a spoonful of the syrup oonootion over it, and one sen Is earned at ones. It merely requires a certain amount of musoular development and the man oan continue gathering m his ten as long as his ioe lasts. "

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"ICE CREAM" IN JAPAN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1994, 22 November 1888

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"ICE CREAM" IN JAPAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1994, 22 November 1888

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