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Essay 1663 on 峠 (mountain pass) Is Now Up

Essay 1663 on 峠 (mountain pass, highest point on a mountain road; peak (of a crisis, trend, etc.)) is now up and available for purchase. Here's a preview:

After reading about this famous kokuji, you'll know how to say that you're "over the hump" of a crisis and that a trend has peaked. You'll also understand the significance of mountain passes in Japan, including the military importance they had, the dangers they once posed to travelers, the way they've inspired woodblock artists, and the abundance of hot springs at passes. 



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