a.. THE HISTORY OF JAPAN
honour of certain Gods, to whom they are dedicated and named after them. They are commonly provided with shelves on which the Devotees place their offerings for the benefit of the priests.
In the other Square (See Fig. 14) within its walls were rang'd Flower-pots and Boxes for plants. There stood Topoo Trees, also within it several Topoo Trees, in the East Indies
Fig. 18. A pyramid such as the Samtes commonly place about their temples and in other holy places. It is, as it were, cloven at the top.
call'd Rawasith, and Bipel. This is a sort of a Milk or Fig Tree, of the size of a beach, with extended branches, a smooth grey bark, and round but long pointed leaves, bearing a round fruit, which is insipid, and nourishment only for Bats. All the Pagans of these parts hold it to be holy, and pleasing to the Gods, for as much as their great Saint Sammana Khodum always chose to sit under it, and for this reason they love to plant it near their temples, if the Soil and Climate will allow it. The like holiness is Remarkable ascrib'd to another Milk or Fig Tree, whose branches Fig Tree. bending towards the ground take root in it, after they touch it, and form as many new Stems, by which means it extends it self far round about : It hath leaves not unlike