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grudge
Kanji 1964

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Synopsis

From the Japanese perspective, those who carry grudges into the afterlife (including emperors!) become vengeful, troublemaking ghosts. Find out about that and how to drive nails into an effigy to lay a curse on someone. Also learn to say, “He has a grudge against you,” “The resentment runs deep,” “He seems to have it in for me,” and “The cockroach and centipede are my sworn enemies.” 

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isnorden's picture
I'm reminded of the graphic for the "Curse" move used in Pokémon video games; now I know why it depicts a nail driven into the opponent!
 
eve's picture
Wow! I had no idea!
 

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