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Sodesurizaka- Narrow Slope/袖摺坂

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There is a narrow slope called “袖摺坂/Sodesuri-zaka” in Kazurazaka, Tokyo.
“Sodesuri-zaka” means the slope is so narrow that the sleeves of the kimono are likely to touch each other when people pass one another.
It’s a cool naming, isn’t it?

Image of touching the sleeves of each other’s kimonos

There is a saying, “Sodefuriau-mo Tashou-no-en”, which means even touching the sleeves of each other’s kimono coincidently might be caused by some karmas or connections in their previous life.
Believe it or not, “Tashou” mentions reincarnation according to Buddhism.

You may not meet someone by chance.
Your parents, friends, neighbors or even anyone sitting next to you might be arranged by some great powers.

Who would you like to pick if you could meet anyone in a previous life by chance at Sodefurizaka?

【Translation for language learners of either English or Japanese】/英語・日本語学習者向け翻訳 えいご ・  にほんごがくしゅうしゃむ  ほんやく







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