4/04/2013

Skull (dokuro)

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skull (dokuro, sharekoobe 髑髏)


***** Location: Japan
***** Season: Non-seasonal Topic
***** Category: Humanity


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Explanation


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The skull is a bony structure in the head of many animals that supports the structures of the face and forms a cavity for the brain.



The skull is composed of two parts: the cranium and the mandible.
A skull without a mandible is only a cranium. Animals that have skulls are called craniates. The skull is a part of the skeleton.

Functions of the skull include protection of the brain, fixing the distance between the eyes to allow stereoscopic vision, and fixing the position of the ears to help the brain use auditory cues to judge direction and distance of sounds. In some animals, the skull also has a defensive function (e.g. horned ungulates); the frontal bone is where horns are mounted.

The English word "skull" is probably derived from Old Norse "skalli" meaning bald, while the Latin word cranium comes from the Greek root κρανίον (kranion).
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Worldwide use



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Things found on the way




. Shigeru Mizuki (水木 しげる Mizuki Shigeru) .


. Gashadokuro, Gasha Dokuro がしゃどくろ rattling skull .


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HAIKU



狐火や髑髏(どくろ)に雨のたまる夜に
kitsunebi ya dokuro ni ame no tamaru yo ni

fox fire -
on the night when the skull
gathers rain


. "fox fire", kitsunebi 狐火 (きつねび) .



塵塚の髑髏にあける青田かな
chirizuka no dokuro ni akeru aota kana

on the compost heap
with a skull the sun rises
above green fields . . .


The cut marker KANA is at the end of line 3.

. Yosa Buson 与謝蕪村 in Edo .



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Cloudy morning
I hit the skull
like a drum


. Ozawa Minoru 小澤實 .

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麦青むどれも名のある髑髏
mugi aomu dore mo na no aru sharekoobe

barley becomes green -
all those famous names
of the skulls


Miyamoto Chikako 宮本千賀子



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