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  • n. A Japanese cushion for sitting.


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  • The $40 "zabuton" cut of Wagyu beef, he said, was so sublimely marbled from its famously pampered breeding, "I want to marry a Wagyu wife to feed me beer and give me massages." - Latest Videos

  • But when actually cooked under Parker's 1800-degree broiler as a "zabuton" (that's Japanese for "seat cushion," which explains why this chunk of chuck roll is cut into a rectangle), I have to admit it was a stellar piece of beef, caramelized to a charry crisp around the squared edges, and positively buttery inside. - Latest Videos

  • Art worked the store by himself during the week while June stayed at home, cutting and sewing in her converted dinning room workshop, making yoga bolsters, zabuton, zafu, and buckwheat hull pillows.

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  • One member of the genus is called 姑のざぶとん, shutome no zabuton, mother-in-law cushion, so what is the genus.

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  • He straightened his back, lined up his nose with his navel, cast down his gaze, and regulated his breathing; not tarrying, for it was only a trial: taking the damp and dirty folds of cardboard that would serve as his zabuton on a test drive, so to speak.

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  • For cushions -- the straw _zabuton_; for fire in the braziers -- punk!

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  • A cotton zabuton was laid for him to kneel upon, and a brazier set before him.

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  • The servant brings zabuton or small cushions to kneel upon, and cakes, and tea.

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  • Kobe Gakuin University are developing a levitating chair that hovers on a small cushion of air. floating chair is being developed for elderly Japanese by Tsunesuke Furuta and others at the university's rehabilitation department. air hockey, seems to consist of an air compressor that shoots jets of air out of many openings beneath a sports-style car seat on a platform. swapped for a zabuton, a Japanese floor cushion.

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  • There, waiting, would be a firm zabuton just waiting for me to perch upon it, close my eyes and surrender myself. Main RSS Feed


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  • in Japan, a cushion for sitting or kneeling on the floor

    July 24, 2007