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CONLANG  November 2006, Week 1

CONLANG November 2006, Week 1

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Re: OT: strange glyphs at Benihana

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Aidan Grey <[log in to unmask]>

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Constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 6 Nov 2006 15:24:49 -0800

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They're part of an old Japanese incense game. The host lights five different pieces of incense, separately, and the guests use the diagrams you describe to mark their answers as to which incenses are similar or not. The patterns correspond to chapters in the Tale of Genji, and are hence called Genji-mon. Here's a website:

http://www.man-pai.com/Artigos/genjimon_e.htm

Aidan

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