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Now Out: Essay 1223 on 繭 (cocoon) and Five New-Monics

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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.

Also, Ulrike created the following new-monics:

滞 (1549: stagnation)
択 (1551: to choose)
拓 (1554: to open up (land))
濯 (1556: to rinse)
棚 (1562: shelf)


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