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Now Out: Essay 1921 on 鈴 (bell)

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From small, jingly bells to resonant singing bowls, from “cooling” wind chimes to enormous bells at shrines, 鈴 can be heard throughout Japan. But this kanji is most important for its role in the name Suzuki. Read profiles of six famous Suzukis. Also learn about the unexpected influence of 鈴 on the names “Isuzu” and “Misuzu.” And find out what it means figuratively to bell a cat. 

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