many other parts of the world. They have their share of the work to do; but they are not compelled to do all of it, while their husbands are idle, as in some parts of Europe, and among the American Indians. The system of harems is not known here; orHANT'S FAMILY.
, at all events, if it is known, it is practised so little that we never hear anything about it. The Japanese women do not veil their faces, as the women of all Mohammedan countries are compelled to do; and they are free to go about among their frien"From what I c
ds, just as they would be if they were Americans. They blacken their teeth when they get married; but this custom is fast dying out since the foreigners came here, and probably in twenty years or so we shall not hear much about it. The married womenan learn," Frank
dress their hair differently from the single ones; and when you know the wwrote, "the w
ays of arranging it, you can know at once whether a woman is married or noomen of Japan
t. I suppose they[Pg 256] do this for the same reason that the women of Amare better off
ar their hair uncovered until they are married, and then t