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children. His "stock in trade" consists of dried reeds and a quantity of midzu amé, a sort of malt paste. Some of the amé

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The Midzu-Amé Artist. An amuser of children, seen in every Japanese city.

is put on the end of a reed, and is molded or blown into some fantastic shape by the vender. The young customers dictate as to