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Main piece: Original text: 夏が終わった Translated text: The summer ends. The informant told me that in Japanese, words sometimes have more meanings than they seem to have. For example, “summer” is not only a season. It represented the best time of love. “Summer” is when you are fervently love someone but haven’t decided to tell… Continue Reading »

Weather Log

Title: Weather Log Category: Folk Object Informant: Tony Walker Nationality: American, caucasian Age: Upper 60s Occupation: Construction Foreman— Blue Collar, etc. Residence: Columbus, MS Date of Collection: 4/21/18 Description: A weather log is a short, truncated stick about the size of 3” attached to a piece of twine with a laminated card attached. The card… Continue Reading »

Winter Solstice Festival (冬至)

冬至 dōng zhì Winter Solstice Festival “The Winter Solstice Festival is very important to the Chinese culture.  It is celebrated around December 21, the shortest day of the year.  This festival celebrates longer daylight, which means that there’s more positive energy.  For this festival, families get together and eat tangyuan.  Tangyuan are glutinous rice balls… Continue Reading »