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things 11
winter 1999-2000
Sei Shonagon
Elegant Things

A white coat worn over a violet waistcoat
Duck eggs
Shaved ice mixed with liana syrup and put
in a new silver bowl
A rosary of rock crystal.
Wisteria blossoms. Plum blossoms covered with snow
A pretty child eating strawberries

From The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon, translated by Ivan Morris