This is to be very rude.
The limited household staff was put energetically to work at cleaning and making all preparations for the honoured visit.
At present the most genteel tabako-bon for summer use has a small cup of bronze, instead of the usual cup of porcelain.
Then it spoke: CHAPTER III Nakakawachi Shūzen Honoured sir, long past the source of this offence.
A Dictionary of Japanese History p.
Thus the people have a mezurashii mono to behold.