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Old 11-07-2014, 09:07 PM   #148
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Some historical linguists presume that all languages go back to a single common ancestor. Therefore, a pair of words whose earlier forms are distinct, yet similar, as far back as they have been traced, could in theory have come from a common root in an even earlier language, making them real cognates..The Gion/ Festival (祇園祭 Gion Matsuri) takes place annually in Kyoto and is one of the most famous festivals in Japan. It spans the entire month of July and is crowned by a parade, the Yamaboko Junkō (山鉾巡行?) on July 17. It takes its name from Kyoto's Gion district..This festival also serves as an important setting in Yasunari Kawabata's novel, The Old Capital which he describes it along with the Festival of the Ages and the Aoi Festival as "the '3 great festivals' of the old capital...This festival originated as part of a purification ritual (goryo-e) to appease the gods thought to cause fire, floods and EQ's..Gion (祇園?, ぎおん) is a district of Kyoto, Japan, originally developed in the Middle Ages, in front of Yasaka Shrine. The district was built to accommodate the needs of travelers and visitors to the shrine.. It eventually evolved to become one of the most exclusive and well-known geisha districts in all of Japan..The geisha in the Gion district (and Kyoto generally) do not refer to themselves as geisha; instead, Gion geisha use the local term geiko. While the term geisha means "artist" or "person of the arts", the more direct term geiko Means essentially "a child of the arts" or "a woman of art"...

It is still said that geisha inhabit a separate reality which they call the karyūkai or "the flower and willow world." Before they disappeared the courtesans were the colorful "flowers" and the geisha the "willows" because of their subtlety, strength, and grace..A mikoshi (神輿 or 御輿?) is a divine palanquin (often improperly translated as portable Shinto shrine). Shinto followers believe that it serves as the vehicle to transport a deity in Japan while moving between main shrine and temporary shrine during a festival or when moving to a new shrine.. Often, the mikoshi resembles a miniature building, with pillars, walls, a roof, a veranda and a railing..During a matsuri (Japanese festival) involving a mikoshi, people bear the mikoshi on their shoulders by means of 2, four (or sometimes, rarely, six) poles.. They bring the mikoshi from the shrine, carry it around the neighborhoods that worship at the shrine, and in many cases leave it in a designated area, resting on blocks called uma (horse), for a time before returning it to the shrine. Some shrines have the custom of dipping the mikoshi in the water of a nearby lake, river or ocean (this practice is called o-hamaori).. At some festivals, the people who bear the mikoshi wave it wildly from side to side to "amuse" the deity (kami) inside..Typical shapes are rectangles, hexagons, and octagons. The body, which stands on 2 or 4 poles (for carrying), is usually lavishly decorated, and the roof might hold a carving of a phoenix..Some theorize that "The origin of Japanese mikoshi is ancient Jewish tabernacle ark"..The Gods and Goddesses of ancient Greek mythology were no strangers to romantic jealousy..No God or goddess illustrates this better than Hera.. Hera was the wife of Zeus.. Zeus, the leader of the gods on Mt. Olympus, frequently took lovers in addition to Hera.. Hera in turn exacted jealous revenge against her romantic rivals..The destructive potential of romantic jealousy may underlie the strong prohibitions against actions that can provoke it..Two of the 10 Commandments prohibit feelings and actions that could potentially provoke romantic jealousy.. The 10th commandment says "You shall not covet your neighbour's wife," and the se7enth commandment says "You shall not commit adultery".. (Exodus 20: 14–17, World English Bible)...The Punishment for committing adultery was death, both for the adulteress and the adulterer...'s gonna love you the way I love you.. At times I can't stand it.. I think of you.. I think, DeboRah lives.. She's out there.. She exists.. And that get's me through it all.. You know how important that is to me? .Perhaps you should think less of me And more of your group, try to work like in Japanese.. I grew up with your soldiers; you were wise then. Now - music and movies are all America is good For.. we make The machines, we build the future, We won the Peace...

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