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Kanji 1223

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Synopsis

The Japanese associate 繭 with silkworms, even though other animals make cocoons. Find out how silkworms develop, producing a mile-long silky thread, and how people turn that filament into usable silk. See why the Japanese have been passionate about silk for millennia, and learn how that enthusiasm ties in with religion, architecture, literature, video games, and cosmetics. 

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Cover of essay 1223 on 繭, titled "Silky Enclosure"
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JOYO ON-YOMI
ケン
JOYO KUN-YOMI
まゆ
STROKES18
RADICAL糸 (120: thread)
JLPTN1
HALPERN1542/2107
HENSHALL1223/1293
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