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mythical being, wizard, fairy; hermit
Kanji 1490

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Coming from an ancient Taoist context, 仙 blurs the line between what’s real and fictional. It refers to a human who has become immortal with magical powers, as seen in Japanese folktales and art. People use 仙 in more grounded ways when discussing geniuses and oddballs. Find out why 仙 is in the name of a major Japanese city, one that pops up in the names of some beef dishes.

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