Literally: empty – heart/mind – wide/level – pocket/heart
Alternately: Open-minded and open-hearted. Without any bias, hangups, or pent-up bad feelings.
Notes: In this compound of compounds, 虚心 refers to a lack of prejudice or preconception, while 坦懐 is inner peace.
Replacing 坦 with homophone 担 (“carry on the shoulder”) is of course an error.
The name of a band that, it seems, performed at a Nagoya bar called Tight Rope on the date noted, in the fall of 2015.
I love the written word more than anything else I've had the chance to work with. I'm back in the States from Japan for grad school, but still studying Japanese with the hope of becoming a translator -- or writer, or even teacher -- as long as it's something language-related.
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