Posted 04 March 2017 - 12:20 PM
ume saku ya setchin no soto no katanamochi
outside the outhouse
a sword bearer
Translation D. Lanoue
"A samurai of decent rank could afford such an attendant because human labor was so cheap"
Dai ichi - dai man - dai kichi
Posted 04 March 2017 - 11:00 PM
Holding the sword outside the outhouse is the better part of the job; the inside guy had it worse!
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