2010年11月08日

Nara Prefectural office

With the abolition former feudal domains and the establishment of prefectural goverments in 1871, Nara Prefecture was established with jurisdiction over the entire area that had comprised Yamato Province. At that time, the Nara Prefectural office was located in a building that had belonged to the Kofuku temple's Ichijo-in. In 1879, however, Nara Prefecture was abolished and the area under its jurisdiction was annexed to Sakai prefecture, which was subsequently annexed to osaka prefecture in 1881. In December 1887, Nara prefecture was re-established with its 1871 boundaries, as it remains today.
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2010年06月01日

something to lean against

 Something that provided support for the back during childbirth, usually a bale of straw, since women gave birth in the seated position. In some regions, it was customary for women to continue using the support for a specified period following childbirht.
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2010年01月31日

crop failures and famines during the 1830s

 This refers to the Tenpo famines, which were nationwide famines occurring between 1833 and 1836. During these years, rice prices soared due to successive crop failures, and many destitute peasants died of starvation. It was to seek relief that peasant uprisings broke out in many areas, thus aggravating the crisis that confronted the Tokugawa government.
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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10月27日

Jodo Wasan

A variety of Buddhist hymns composed in Japanese, as opposed to Sanskrit or Chinese. These hymns extol the virtue of the virtue of the Buddha and praise the Pure Land.
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