Tao Trooper ♣ (taotrooper) wrote,
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So, as probably only me you know, Issun's name comes from Issun Boshi, the Japanese Tom Thumb fairytale. Nothing strange here.

But that's not the point. I was reading on Japanese units of measurement on the Wikipedia today ironically, for my Waka RP journal, because he wouldn't measure any shit on Western units, and I see there's this length unit called sun. And quoting:

"[...]and the Japanese version of the Tom Thumb story, Issun Bōshi (一寸法師, Issun Bōshi?), literally "one sun boy", as well as in many Japanese proverbs."

Then, while staring at the rest of the table, it dawns on me. 10 sun = 1 shaku (foot).


Tags: ishaku, issun, poncles

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