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In the original Japanese, the Empress has used the words <em>ama</em> and <em>kagu</em>, which mean respectively both "heaven and flax" and "to smell good and to smell bad." The last line of the poem, then, can also read "On the Mount of Flax's Stench," a verbal pun that Hokusai translates into a visual one. ", "Dedication" : "Anonymous gift", "Copyright_Type" : "Public Domain", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Print", "Creation_Place2" : "Japanese", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "Edo Period (1600-1868)", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "No source listed in registrar''s ledger. 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