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Tea, Rice, Tea, Rice

日常茶飯 nichi.jou.sa.han Literally: day/sun – usual – tea – (cooked) rice Alternately: An everyday occurrence. Just as boiled rice is a stereotypical part of almost every meal in Japan – breakfast, lunch, and dinner, every single day – and tea … Continue reading

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In which a big head is a form of humility

実るほど頭の下がる稲穂かな (Minoru hodo atama no sagaru inaho ka na; “As modest as a ripened head of rice”) Definition: A description or proverbial example of great modesty befitting true greatness. Just as the ripened “ear” or “head” of rice on a … Continue reading

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