浮世

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Ukiyo Monogatari (“Tales of the Floating World“) by Asai Ryōi

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“Living only for the moment, savoring the moon, the snow, the cherry blossoms, and the maple leaves, singing songs, drinking sake, and diverting oneself just in floating, unconcerned by the prospect of imminent poverty, buoyant and carefree, like a gourd carried along the river current: this is what we call ukiyo.”

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Holly Huey – St. John’s College student

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