Kimi Shiruya-Dost Thou Know: Satoru Ishihara (yaoi)


A fairly average yaoi tale of kendo fighting boys coming to terms with their feelings. Not much depth to the chracters.

Ma-ai: proper distance when fighting. There are three basic distances in Kendo: Chika-ma – short distance; To-ma – long distance; and Issoku-Itto-No-Maai – between these two. The latter means, literally, “distance of one step – one blow”.
Otoshimen: counterstrike to the helmet
Zashi warashi: protective house spirit
Nonohana: wild flowers
Omamori: protective talismans. Dedicated to Shinto an Buddhist Deities. They enclose papers or pieces of wood with prayers on them. They ward off bad luck.

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