BD. Edmund Blunden

86. The King’s Arms Hotel. Kobe: King’s Arms Hotel, 1951.

Printed in the brochure of this Kobe landmark, where ‘Our cordial host bids every man / Take his best ease, in such an inn / As Shakespeare’s feet would speed to win’. Reprinted as The King’s Arms, Kobe in 160, which includes a note identifying the occasion of the poem as ‘the opening of the first English Tavern in the Far East’.








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