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  • Y country: of the kind or style prevalent in X. "abukumalite ansu bon-seki aburachan seed arakawaite bonze aburagiri arigato, interj. bu adsuki bean Arita ware Bugaku adzuki bean Aucuba aikido awabi Bunraku aikuchi ayu buraku Aino bai-u, adj. burakumin Ainu baka bomb bushido akamatsu bancha (tea) Butsu akamushi mite bandaite butsudan akebi banzai bu Akebia banzai, adj. chadai akeki Banzai, interj. chanoyu akenobeite banzai attack chashitshu Akita baren Chiba, adj.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IX No 1 1982


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  • "Bon-seki (tray-stone) is the Japanese art of creating a landscape on a tray with stone and sand. Its origin in Japan is traced to the reign of the empress Suiko (593-628) when stones of rare shapes were presented to the court from China. Placed on a board or tray, the stone was admired on account of its beautiful lines or shape that might, perhaps, suggest a stately mountain or a tremendous precipice." Encyclopedia Britannica, Fourteenth Edition, 1929

    March 10, 2010