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“there is something to be learned from a rainstorm. when meeting with a sudden shower, you try not to get wet and run quickly along the road. but doing such things as passing under the eaves of houses, you still get wet. when you are resolved from the beginning, you will not be perplexed, though you get the same soaking. this understanding extends to everything.”

Yamamoto Tsunetomo, the Book of the Samurai, 1716.

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rainy day today. the last two pots for the firing are indoors getting a thorough drying.

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