“Clotheses stay on!” retorts Van Cleef. “Clerks don’t strip, Mr. de Zoet; the nasty-turdy wants us robbed of another dignity. Obey him today, and every clerk entering Japan until Doomsday would perforce follow suit.”
of fatty valves and fleshy pipes? Six hundred and thirty-six kobans,
Note: Obsolete Japanese currency 小判
their cups. “I not see wife before wedding day. Our nakôdo
Note: 仲人 -matchmaker
such compounds are de facto walled towns. The Great Edo Bridge—to
Note: Old name for Nihombashi