October 02, 2005

Chapter 4 (A Thousand Leagues of Wind)


Maiden grass (miscanthus) is a tall perennial forage grass native to Japan and China. Nowadays, miscanthus sinensis (silver grass) is mostly planted in the U.S. as an ornamental grass. In Europe, miscanthus giganteus (giant miscanthus) is harvested as a biomass fuel.

蓬山 [ほうざん] Mt. Hou, not to be confused with the Kingdom of Hou (芳)

月渓 [げっけい] Gekkei, Marquis of Kei, Kingdom of Hou (Kei Province Lord), not to be confused with the Kingdom of Kei (慶)

玉葉 [ぎょくよう] Gyokuyou
坂県 [はんけん] Han County
新道 [しんどう] Shindou
沍姆 [ごぼ] Gobo
里家 [りけ] rike, a foster home for orphans and the aged
浮民 [ふみん] fumin, lit. "floating citizens"

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