2009年11月22日

initiated into the mysteries of the jodo sect

 This refers to the goju-soden, literally "fivefold transmission," a training course climaxed by a ceremony through which recipients were initiated into the mysteries of the jodo sect. Initiates were considered to have attained the pinnacle of the jodo faith.
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2009年11月11日

fabric of a most complicated pattern

 This refers to kasuri, a kind of cloth with hazed patterns of white and blue, produced by weaving threads that are partially dyed with natural indigo.
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2009年11月03日

trousseau in five loads

 A bride's trousseau consisting of two wardrobes, two long chests, and one pair of boxes suspended from the ends of a pole which a bearer carried o his shoulder. The number of loads, five, indicates the family's prestige since the usual number permitted in the edo district was three.
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