the night to see the 400 stone lanterns on the shore illuminated, but if one were to stop to admire every flower in a garden or tree in a forest one would make no progress. My programme is great and time alas ! is limited, and so early in the afternoon I had rejoined the train and was speeding on my way to Kobe. As this is an express train another yen (2s. 2d.) was required from me. The scenery is much the same as that I saw yesterday, except that its beauty is intensified in the now glorious sunshine. The colouring of the mountain with farmsteads nestling in the glens, and the graceful roofs and 14 lean-to's " of the houses made an exquisite panorama. Reapers of rice are busy in the fields everywhere in this fair and goodly land, which spreads like a green carpet between the hills and the sea. I felt it almost a personal injury that all this
Landscape more august than happiest skill Of pencil ever clothed with light and shade; An intermingled group of vale and hill. And stately forest where the wild deer rove, And scattered rural farms of aspect bright
was soon enshrouded in the darkness of night and so probably for ever lost to me. And yet next week I hope to be in the Theseus once more sailing the whole length of this beautiful Inland Sea of which I now get occasional glimpses as the train whirls along. Its scenery reminds one at times not a little of the wider fiords of Norway.
I find that I am continually being reminded of something I have seen in other lands. The stations andI find that I am continually being reminded of something I have seen in other lands. The stations and