August 02, 2008

Chapters 10-11 (Winter Splendor)


Chapter 10

ご免下さい [ごめんください] Gomen kudasai. "May I come in?" (Lit: "Please excuse me.") In traditional Japanese houses, the genkan (玄関) serves as a mudroom and foyer. It is still acceptable in rural areas to step into the genkan and announce your presence.

Chapter 11

鴨世卓 [おうせいたく] Ou (wild duck) Seitaku (world + table)
紅嘉祥 [こうかしょう] Koukashou, red kashou (good omens)

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