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What goes up, must come down.

A continuation. 盛者必衰 jou.sha.hi-.ssui Literally: prosper – person – inevitable – decline Alternately: All those who prosper will see their fortunes wane. Even those who attain worldly success and glory will eventually fall or fade away, due to the mutable … Continue reading

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Bad x great = good!

This is another kotowaza that I learned early and remembered. It’s simple, evocative, and occasionally useful. 腐っても鯛 (Kusatte mo tai; “Even rotten, it’s still sea bream”) Definition: Something of high quality or class is still high quality or class even … Continue reading

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