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Kotowaza 321 Kuni yaburete sanga ari.doc

A Sangaria sangria 国破れて山河在り (Kuni yaburete sanga ari; “A country, destroyed; mountain and river, existing”) Definition: The works of humankind – castles, towns, countries – may fall or be destroyed, but the mountains and rivers remain. Kings and kingdoms pass, … Continue reading

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Crane your neck to look at the clouds

閑雲野鶴 kan.un.ya.kaku Literally: leisure – cloud – field – crane (bird) Alternately: A relaxed, hermit-like lifestyle in a natural setting, far from worldly cares and social intrigues. The pleasant side of isolation. Notes: This is another compound of compounds. 閑雲 … Continue reading

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Magic Monday: AI Magic 2

Week 2: Unnatural nature Why would you, the discerning magician, be satisfied with normal plants and animals when you could make things weird? Conjure Bark You enclose yourself, or somebody you touch, in a magical semblance of a tree, which … Continue reading

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Pleasant at a distance

But you don’t want them hitting you in the face 花鳥風月 ka.chou.fuu.getsu Literally: flower – bird – wind – moon Alternately: The beautiful scenery of nature. By extension, the hyper-indolent aristocratic pastime of gazing out at gardens full of carefully-arranged … Continue reading

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