📚📚 Read every day challenge - Summer 2022 🏖 ☀

:tiger2: :books: The Tanuki Beach Resort: Date 20220815 :beach_umbrella: :raccoon:

吾輩は狸である progress: 3.88% :fallen_leaf:

Completed chapter I, which had an unexpectedly sad ending. :crying_cat_face:

Also a reminder of why learning to read Japanese is rewarding and worth the brainpain it puts me through: … I think…

101% Poetic sentence

赤松の間に二三段の紅こうを綴った紅葉こうようは昔むかしの夢のごとく散ってつくばい に近く代る代る花弁はなびらをこぼした紅白こうはくの山茶花さざんかも残りなく落ち尽した。

:beach_umbrella: Japanese found in the sand :beach_umbrella:


褪める「さめる」ー To fade; to lose colour; to discolour
天秤棒「てんびんぼう」ー Shoulder carrying pole
I had no idea what this meant so I had to look it up further, it’s one of these things:

I've forgotten how to do those cool little clicky pop-up boxes so spoiler in a spoiler

Cat-friend is very kindly demonstrating what a 天秤棒 is.


蹲「つくばい」ー Stone wash basin found in gardens
紅白「こうはく」ー Red & white; two teams/groups; colours for festive occasions (Japan’s colours)
山茶花「さざんか」ー Sasanqua Camellia (plant)
籠る「こもる」ー To shut yourself in (like in your room/house etc.); to seclude yourself; to stay inside (like a shell or something similar); to be filled with emotion; to fill the room (with a gas/vapour or smell etc.); to be stuffy // (also seen as: 篭る)
滅多に「めったに」ー Seldom; rarely
絵端書「えはがき」ー Picture postcard
拗ねる「すねる」ー To sulk; to pout

厭 = 嫌「いや」(Disagreeable; unpleasant)
竪 = 縦「たて」(Vertical; height)

漸々「ぜんぜん」 (Gradually; by degrees)
Though the furigana given here is だんだん, like 段々


I am happy that my learning, has helped your learning!

Congrats!! :tada:
More success for the mountain of success these threads are creating :sparkles: :mount_fuji: :sparkles:

I think @ChristopherFritz was right with that the success is contagious :laughing: