Japanese Proverbs: Wit and Wisdom by David Galef

Jun 28th, 2015
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"Destroy a nation, but its mountains and rivers remain."—Japanese proverb This is a collection of 200 Japanese proverbs with illustrations and explanations for each saying. Go beyond speaking Japanese–peek into the soul of Japan.Japanese Proverbs: Wit and Wisdom is a delightfully illustrated compilation of traditional Japanese proverbs and sayings. Some of the classic Japanese quotes and quotations, like "Fall down seven times, get up eight", capture the dogged perseverance of the Japanese heart. Others, such as "A red lacquer dish needs no decoration" illuminate both a universal truth and Japan's unique, aesthetic traditions. Japanese Proverbs: Wit and Wisdom has proverbs of great cultural significance as well as proverbs on matters of daily life and customs.

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Japanese Proverbs: Wit and WisdombyDavid Galef"Destroy a nation, but its mountains and rivers remain."Japanese proverbThis is a collection of 200 Japanese proverbs with illustrations and explanations for each saying.Go beyond speaking Japanesepeek into the soul of Japan.Japanese Prov

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