I have seen tempests

櫛風沐雨
shi-.ppuu.moku.u

Literally: comb – wind – wash – rain

Alternately: Wind-blasted and rain-drenched. With one’s hair blown about by wind and one’s body washed by rain; by extension, someone who is out struggling in story weather because of work that needs to be done. By further extension, any hardship or toil.

Notes: This compound is attributed to a passage in our friend the Zhuangzi (Japanese 『荘子』 = Souji or Soushi) about a king who worked tirelessly, regardless of the weather, to improve his kingdom with road-building and river-works.

Elemental... like Avatar?

The title of a song by singer ChouCho, apparently used as the closing song for a widely-panned… revenge-romantic-dramedy anime?

About Confanity

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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