August 01, 2013

Tonan no Tsubasa (41)


In chapter 3, Shushou observes that if you rise high enough in the government, you will never grow older. That is because high government officials become Chisen, or "wizards of the earth." Hisen ("wizards of the air") do not take part in government. Tensen constitute a third category. In chapter 14 of A Thousand Leagues of Wind, they are referred to as "Hisen who served the gods."

At one point, Shushou comes close to quoting from Hamlet:

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

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Comments:

# posted by Blogger Damien Sullivan
I kind of imagine she later abuses Kyouki for having made her traipse through the Yellow Sea, rather than getting off his ass and looking for his emperor.
8/01/2013 10:22 AM
 

# posted by Blogger Max-in-SA-Asia
Thanks for the translation! Highly appreciated. It's such a great story and unfortunately I have zero Japanese to go by.
Hope you'll find time for the next chapters soon :)
8/01/2013 2:19 PM
 

# posted by Blogger Thuan Tang
amazing read. thanks again.
8/03/2013 12:19 AM