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Salinger, J(erome) D(avid) (1919-2010)
Sandôkai > http://www.tidewaterzen.com/sandokai.htm
Treasury of Songs translated by David Snellgrove
The Royal Song of Saraha translated by Herbert V. Guenther
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Sex, Japanese glossary
Bukkake - literally 'splash', massive cumshot facials.
Kogal - literally 'child' + 'gal', Tokyo teenage girls with the bleached hair, gawdy make-up and brand handbags.
Urabon - 'underground' photos showing uncensored genitals, technically illegal in Japan.
Shakti and Shâkta tr. by Arthur Avalon (Sir John Woodroffe), 
shakuhachi > 1 > 2
Shi Jing [Book of Odes]
Shinran, The Collected Works of
Sri Guru Granth Sahib. English Translation. Translated by Sant Singh Khalsa. [Online Edition: Sandeep Singh Brar. 1998]
Shri Guru Granth Sahib
Teachings of Swami
Snuff bottles were not indigenous to China, but were introduced from the West by the Italian Jesuit priest, Matteo Ricci, during the early seventeenth century. However, the art of painting the interior surfaces of the snuff bottles was a Chinese embellishment to this European craft. The story of how this tradition developed describes a Qing dynasty (1644-1911) official who, upon finding that his snuff bottle was empty, used a slender bamboo stick to scrape off whatever powder was left on the interior wall of the bottle. A monk, noticing that the bamboo stick left lines visible through the transparent wall of the bottle, came up with the idea of drawing entire paintings onto the interior surface.
Painted snuff bottles are mostly made of glass, although jade and crystal agate are used to make the most precious ones. These tiny objects, often no more than six to seven cm in height and four to five cm in width, are made by first forming a flat bottle and then filling it with iron sand so as to create a smooth, milky-white interior surface. After removing the excess sand, the minutely detailed painting is applied using a bamboo brush whose tip is bent. As the necks of the snuff bottles are often extremely narrow, painting the elaborate decorative schemes of flowers,birds and landscapes or of historical and legendary scenes requires both a great deal of patience and skill.
Tennent's Ceylon - 1860
Literature, The Electronic Text Corpus of
(or Sunzi). Art of War
Japanese Sword Index
Ikkyudo Japanese Swords
Symbols (encyclopedia of graphic symbols)