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The First Paragraph: The Temple of Dawn

It was the rainy season in Bangkok. The air was saturated with a continuous fine drizzle, and often drops of rain would dance in a brilliant ray of sunlight.

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The First Paragraph: After the Banquet

The Setsugoan—the After-the-Snow Retreat—stood on high ground in a hilly part of the Koishikawa district of Tokyo. It had fortunately escaped unharmed during the war; nothing had been damaged either in the magnificent garden, a noted example of Kobori Enshu style covering over a hundred thousand square feet, or in the buildings: a central gate moved here from a certain famous temple in Kyoto, an entrance and visitors’ pavilion lifted bodily from some ancient temple of Nara, and a banqueting hall of more recent construction.

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Your Bicycle Helmet is Dishonorable

Yukio Mishima speaks, he speaks, he says, “The road does not forgive us” he tells Meyer. Meyer looks down at the road, he examines the paved asphalt, he notices its wear, he estimates it to be several decades old — he spots bricks, exposing upward in angles from beneath its layers — the road is littered with sprinkles of shards of glass, jagged gavels, bottle caps, occasional chips of fake jade — it is like dust, dust that laces tattoos, tattoos from chewing gums, paints, and oil puddles — It is an old, trampled, possibly ancient, inner city, Tokyo road. 581 more words


Literary (Google) Map of Japan

This is nice: a literary map of Japan compiled by My Maps user, DeesOnSkis. The map is by no means comprehensive, but it does include a fair sized selection of literary sites. 68 more words


In which I wonder... just why *is* my memory so hopeless?????

You might wonder what prompted that thought – and I’ve never prided myself on having a particularly great memory – but the story goes like this! 366 more words


Vez ou outra nos deparamos com pessoas aficionadas por algum ideal e nos perguntamos até onde esse indivíduo pode ir para satisfazer sua paixão. Hoje vou falar sobre… 467 more words