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Chapter 1: Dog House
Art Trade: The Haunted
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(Interlude) Shaggy Dog Stories
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8th Nov 2019, 4:00 PM
I'll admit that, like many, I harbour a fascination with elements of Japanese culture and aesthetics. Don't get me wrong, I like as much Japanese animation as the next person (and believe me, I've watched my fair share), but there's so much to it than modern media. Where I'm from, tea is the nation's favourite beverage, but the very idea of a room, nay, an entire
, dedicated to the brewing, serving, and sharing of something so humble, is incredible to me! Phrases are also quite interesting if you're at all intrigued by the nuances of language. In the previous page, the idiom
"not seeing is a flower"
) came up, which refers to how nothing is ever quite how you imagine it, and seemed quite appropriate for a bookshop. Above we have
"thousand ocean, thousand mountain"
), a proverb denoting someone old and sly who is possessed of much experience. On a lesser note, though he isn't the same breed, dear old Mr Akita's attire is directly inspired by this charming little fellow
. What about you? Are there any cultures or countries that put a surprising spin on something familiar, or things they say that make you think?
15th Nov 2019, 6:32 PM
Ethiopia and the serving of coffee.
22nd Nov 2019, 5:26 PM
This couple is adorable! Goddamn it, Mr. Akita! Scaring customers with masks!
22nd Nov 2019, 5:29 PM
I love the addition of the Japanese tea ceremony.
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