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Unfurling a Glyph

While writing the hot-off-the-presses essay 1938 on 廊 (corridor; gallery), I came upon something that stumped me in a passage from Amazon Japan. How would you read the red bit:

「中廊下」という、これまでむしろ隠されてきた要素をテーマに、明治大正昭和にわたる日本人の住宅の間取りを調査し、...

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Essay 1009 on 緯 (Latitude) Is Coming Next

Here's what you can expect in coming weeks on Joy o' Kanji:

May 31: May newsletter

June 3: essay 1009 on...

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Now Out: Essay 1938 on 廊 (Corridor), 3 Revisions, and 5 New-Monics

The 212th essay has posted! Essay 1938 on 廊 (corridor; gallery) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Lose yourself wandering down rustic wooden covered passageways that connect buildings at...

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Bewildering Pairs

Let's start with a quiz. Find three pairs of words that intuitively go together:

1. bewilderment        
2. pillow        
3. to sink
4. railroad tie
5. embarrassment 
6. melancholy

I'll block the answers with a fun picture of...

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On Deck

Essay 1938 on 廊 (Corridor) Is Coming Next

Here's what you can expect in coming weeks on Joy o' Kanji:

May 27: essay 1938 on 廊 (corridor; gallery)

May 31:...

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