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The Bearded Foreigner
Music: Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky
A Japanese swordsman confronts a Russian monk for... actually, he’s not really quite sure.

IN 1860, the Russian consul in Japan wrote home to St Petersburg asking for a missionary to come to Hakodate. The man they sent was a newly ordained priest-monk, Nicholas Kasatkin.

Nicholas spent fourteen hours a day mastering Japanese language and culture by listening to storytellers and Buddhist preachers on the streets of Hakodate.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Street. Lane.

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Use together in one sentence: Beard. Same. Exasperated.

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