Grammar that makes me wet my pants

This from a short story I’ve read a few times from the Penguine Japanese parallel texts collection of short stories. (for those who have the book, it’s the story「黙 市」

Some people may not like this style of writing, but whenever I encounter long, windy sentences like this, I just get excited so I thought I’d share a good one.

For a small amount of context, the speaker is reminicing about a time in high school she had when going to a traditional Japanese garden she lived by. She goes with 3 friends (double date), and while they are all into the garden (and it’s attention to details), she’s disappointed that she is unable to be as genuinely thrilled as they are by what to her has become common place.


The reason I bolded one part is because I like the grammar in that part especially. I like it because it explains the “why” of the following sentence without using だから or ので or more obvious versions of “because”. Rather, the speaker implies that living there for 3 years would almost naturally have this effect of indifference on someone.


The way you write is very informative and poignantly pointed. I bookmarked this for it brings me joy and future grammar study. :fire::+1:


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