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文学. Japanese language as used in literature.

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Question about Ikkyu anecdote in “3 Pillars of Zen”

I've loved this English Zen fable since I was a teenager, but not sure of the correct kanji translation for "attention" - is it 念? One day a man of the people said to Zen Master Ikkyu: “...
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Earliest Examples of Literature Written with Katakana and Hiragana Online

So it turns out that the Kojiki was (at least to my findings) written in 100% Chinese script, no Japanese. This is because it was written around 700CE, around the time when Japanese script is thought ...