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The playground of Tengu!

天上天下 ten.jou.ten.ge Literally: heavens – up – heavens – down Alternately: The world above the sky (the heavens) and the world below the sky (the earth). Also, the space between heaven and earth. The whole world. Notes: Reading 下 as … Continue reading

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Yes elephant plus no elephant

Equals EVERYTHING 有象無象 u.zou.mu.zou Literally: exist – shape – nothing – shape Alternately: All things; a Buddhist phrase combining “things with physical forms and things without physical forms” to denote the entirety of existence. By extension, “A large number of … Continue reading

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Every stick and blade

一木一草 ichi.boku.i-.ssou Literally: one – tree – one – grass Alternately: Everything in the area; every last tree and blade of grass. In contrast, this phrase can also mean something of which there’s only a very small amount – a … Continue reading

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Technically this post includes all the other posts I will ever have made….

森羅万象 shin.ra.ban.shou Literally: forest – spread out / gauze – 10,000 – image / elephant Alternately: All of nature. Everything in existence. Keep in mind that the number 万, while literally meaning “ten thousand,” stands for any uncountably vast numbers … Continue reading

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