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Now Out: Essay 1334 on 漆 (Lacquer) and 6 New-Monics

The 203rd essay has posted! Essay 1334 on 漆 (lacquer) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

This richly illustrated essay features photos of rare lacquered works, including a suit of armor with an image of the deity Fudo-Myoo, a cabinet shaped like a monk's backpack, a tiered picnic set, and a large seated Buddha. Find out about Zeshin Shibata's lacquer art and methods of decorating lacquerwork with gold and silver. Also learn about lacquer toxicity and the meaning of "japanning"!

Using the accompanying Phrase Maze game on the Character Home Page, you can practice the vocabulary in the essay after reading it.

Also, Ulrike has produced a batch of new-monics (which are free!):

館 (247: building)
世 (327: world)
葉 (405: leaf)
官 (441: government)
管 (443: tube)
棺 (1107: coffin)


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