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But not all Miss Field's time was spent in language school. There were many walk-s through those narrow, tortuous streets, and visits to those "funny, brown open-fronted shops", where the mysteries and splendor of the Orient was laid before her—brilliant silk kimonas with strange Japanese characters and symbols which told stranger stories in their embroideries; and lacquer, old teak/Wood, and jade in many unusual forms. Then there were missionary meetings and the church, where she met the wonderful people with whom she was soon· to work.
"From "H. Ec." to Geisha Girls and Russian Refugees: Sarah Field's Experiences in Japanese Schools and Russian War Work,"
The Iowa Homemaker: Vol. 2
, Article 7.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/homemaker/vol2/iss9/7