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At Home with Piles of Books

Hopefully, your tsundoku is not this big. I was writing a post about Japanese loanwords for another blog that focuses on word origins, names and…

Love and the Ink Dark Moon

Izumi Shikibu, a poet at Empress Teishi’s court.(Shown here in a c. 1765 Kusazōshi by Komatsuken) When my desiregrows too fierceI wear my bed clothesinside…