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Essay 1341 on 蛇 (snake, serpent; hard drinker) Is Now Up

To celebrate the Year of the Snake, I've posted essay 1341 on 蛇 (snake, serpent; hard drinker), which is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

I'm the biggest snake-phobe around, and even so I can tell you that there’s plenty to enjoy about an examination of 蛇. It whisks us away in fun figurative directions, as with its connection to heavy drinking. On top of that, delving into this character opens a window onto Japanese culture, from its mythology, festivals, and religions to its musical instruments and children's songs.

I have also posted Radical Note 142 on 虫, the "insect" radical, to complement this essay.


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