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Now Out: Essay 2135 on 瑠 (lapis lazuli) and 5 New-Monics

The 371st essay has posted! Essay 2135 on 瑠 (lapis lazuli) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Find out why 瑠璃 can represent glass, as well as the mineral lapis lazuli and the bright blue color of that stone. Using 瑠璃 people convey the blueness of everything from our planet as seen from space to the hue of flowers, birds, butterflies, and one kind of cockroach! Lapis is even the color of courage! Also learn about the performing art known as joruri, and see how it relates to puppet theater.

Also, Ulrike created the following new-monics (which are free!):

炊 (1453: to cook)
帥 (1454: leader)
衰 (1456: to weaken)
瀬 (1469: rapids)
璃 (2131: lapis lazuli)


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