Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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SHI
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meaning: thread
手糸 == keito == woolen yarn
糸電話 == itodenwa == telephone made from two tin cans and a piece of string
This character originated in a pictograph of a skein of yarn. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic:  'Skeins of twisted thread.'

For extra credit: in which episode of Utena does an 糸電話 appear? Who is using it? What does it symbolize? What color is the string? Why is it that color?

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