January 03, 2009

Chapter 5 (Dreaming of Paradise)


青喜 [せいき] Seiki (blue joy)
慎思 [しんし] Shinshi (prudent thoughts)
太傅 [たいふ] Taifu, lit. "big tutor"; Minister of the Left in the Sankou (三公)

A Hyoufuu (飄風) or "Whirlwind King" is one chosen from the first group of pilgrims traveling on the Shouzan. The author derives the word from a saying attributed to Lao Tzu: 「飄風は朝を終えず驟雨は日を終えず」"A squall doesn't last the morning, a sudden shower doesn't last the day," meaning that quick solutions don't last long.

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