I especially love the staircases. Is there anything more eerie, mysterious, threatening, and inviting than a crumbling, shadowy stone staircase? Mmmm, staircases.
発酵 == hakkou == (noun which can take する to act as a verb)
|Left radical is 'wine jar', used here to mean 'alcohol' . Right radical is 'filial piety' (孝), which acts phonetically to express 'yeast'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Filial piety is a jar of fermented alcohol.'|