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Now Out: Essay 1460 on 穂 (ear of grain plant)

The 255th essay has posted! Essay 1460 on 穂 (ear of grain plant; tip of pointed object) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

How do a cattail, calligraphy pen, and fishing rod relate to 穂? When an ear of rice hangs low, what does that figuratively mean in Japan? How about a grafted plant? Which name for Japan means “Land of Abundant Rice”? Why would a faucet be compared to a rice plant on Amazon? Which French painting related to grain is famous in Japan? Read the essay to find all these answers and more!

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