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Gates that Never Close to Faith
Native Bearers of Nepal with Their Dandy

GATES THAT NEVER CLOSE TO FAITH

NATIVE BEARERS OF NEPAL WITH THEIR DANDY

Inari is one of the most popular gods worshipped in Japan, and his Shinto temple in the Rakutö district of Kyoto is always thronged with devoted worshippers passing through the innumerable wooden torii to leave offerings at the main shrine The sturdy hill tribes of Nepal are admirably fitted for the burdensome tasks that ofttimes fall to their lot, and can traverse the high mountain ranges with a tireless agility only equalled by the hardy wild goats which abound in the alpine zone of the Himalayas. Large, weighty packs slung across their shoulders, or the dandy — a hoodless form of sedan chair, come never amiss to them