This is a satellite image of Japan showing damage after an earthquake and tsunami at the Kirin plant, Sendai.
Kirin Brewery Co., for example, is installing a natural gas power generator at its factory in Taga, Shiga Prefecture.
But the town itself is very primitive, and far behind the other two chief towns, Kirin and Mukden.
The proverb says, Even Kirin, when he was old, was outstripped by hacks.
Kirin itself is famous for the battlemented wall which, with its heavy ramparts and pagoda-like towers, is very imposing.
Manchuria is divided into three administrations, Tsi-tsi-kar, Kirin, and Mukden.
As messenger of mercy and benevolence, the Kirin never treads on a live insect or eats growing grass.
It is navigable by native junks above Kirin, which city may also be reached by steamer.