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Essay 1898 on 柳 (willow) Is Now Up

Essay 1898 on 柳 (willow) is now up and available for purchase! Here's a preview:

Willows play important roles in Japan, lining rivers in several cities (and the streets of Ginza in Tokyo) and frequently appearing in ink paintings. Using pliable willow wood, people make everything from chopsticks and wicker to medicine. Sayings about taking things in stride often include 柳. There's also a link between 柳 and geisha, as well as a connection between willows and ghosts!


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