A prominent street in London, which gave its name to the section of town in which there was a Japanese exhibition at the time Gilbert wrote the libretto. Goodman (140) gives a detailed description of the street and the exhibition. Any gag location may be substituted. MacPhail (194) observes that Gilbert gave express written permission for changing the locale. As far as we know that is the only example of Gilbert putting such a general sanction into writing.

Act II