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Ten People, Ten Colors in Japanese is which is read juunintoiro.
The Japanese proverb "juunintoiro" literally translates as "ten people, ten colors". Jefferey's English <-> Japanese dictionary gives the meaning as "So many people, so many minds; everyone has his own ideas and tastes; It takes all sorts to make a world.; To each his (her) own; different strokes for different folks". I think Dennis Miller sums the idea up best when he says "People are snowflakes, man". That is, we are all different and this saying celebrates our individuality.In Even Monkeys Fall from Trees: The Wit and Wisdom of Japanese Proverbs (Vol 1) by David Galef , the author equates this to the saying "There is no accounting for tastes".
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We are also pleased to offer this design as an original work of art personally created by Master Takase when your order is placed. This beautiful work of art will be completed in about two days and shipped from Takase Studios from the beautiful state of Washington.
We have several options for unframed art and one framed option. Each is on handmade Japanese paper which we purchase directly from papermakers in Kochi Japan. This unique paper is perfect for Western-style framing and really brings out the beauty of the brush strokes.
And, along with the art on handmade Japanese paper, we also offer this design as a Japanese Scroll. These beautiful scrolls have silk borders and come ready to display. Truly a wonderful gift.
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