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Mono no Aware

Japan mono no awa-re
Mono no Aware Vertical Wall Scroll

This literally translates as, "the pathos of things," "an empathy toward things," or "a sensitivity to ephemera."

物の哀れ is kind of a Japanese proverb for the awareness of impermanence, or transience of things.

Both things and the emotions about those things do not last forever.

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No Pain No Gain

Japan itami naku shite erumono wa nashi
No Pain No Gain Vertical Wall Scroll

This Japanese phrase means "no pain, no gain."

Literally, this suggests that with pain, a gain must follow.

The pain Kanji here can also be translated as sorrow or suffering. The gain can also mean profit, advantage, or benefit. In Japanese Buddhist context, that gain Kanji can mean rebirth in paradise, entering nirvana.

The character break down:
痛みなく (itami naku) pain; ache; sore; grief; distress. The naku part adds a meaning of "a lot of" or "extended"
して (shite) and then. (indicates a causative expression; acts as a connective particle)
得る (eru) to get; to acquire; to obtain; to procure; to earn; to win; to gain; to secure; to attain.
もの (mono) conjunctive particle indicating a cause or reason.
なし (nashi) none of; -less; without; no.

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Japanese mononoaware / もののあわれ    mononoahare / もののあはれ
No Pain No Gain Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (exp,n) (kana only) mono no aware; appreciation of the fleeting nature of beauty; pathos of things; strong aesthetic sense

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Mandarin/ wu4
Taiwan wu
Japanese mono(p);mon / もの(P);もん    butsu;butsu / ぶつ;ブツ
Chinese thing; object; matter; abbr. for physics 物理
Japanese (1) thing; object; article; stuff; substance; (2) (as 〜のもの, 〜のもん) one's things; possessions; property; belongings; (3) things; something; anything; everything; nothing; (4) quality; (5) reason; the way of things; (6) (kana only) (formal noun often used as 〜ものだ) used to emphasize emotion, judgment, etc.; used to indicate a common occurrence in the past (after a verb in past tense); used to indicate a general tendency; used to indicate something that should happen; (suffix noun) (7) item classified as ...; item related to ...; work of ...; (8) cause of ...; cause for ...; (prefix) (9) (もの only) (See 物寂しい・ものさびしい) somehow; somewhat; for some reason; (10) (もの only) (See 物珍しい・ものめずらしい) really; truly; (1) stock; products; (2) (kana only) (slang) stolen goods; loot; spoils; (surname) Mono
Thing, things in general, beings, living beings, matters; "substance," cf. 陀羅驃 dravya.

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Mandarin zhě / zhe3
Taiwan che
Japanese mono(p);mon / もの(P);もん    sha / しゃ
Chinese (after a verb or adjective) one who (is) ...; (after a noun) person involved in ...; -er; -ist; (used after a number or 後|后[hou4] or 前[qian2] to refer to something mentioned previously); (used after a term, to mark a pause before defining the term); (old) (used at the end of a command); (old) this
Japanese (rarely used without a qualifier) person; (suffix) someone of that nature; someone doing that work
the one [who, which]


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Japanese mono / もの Japanese (particle) (1) indicates reason or excuse; (2) (feminine speech) indicates dissatisfaction; indicates desire to be pampered or indulged


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Japanese mono / モノ Japanese mono; (given name) Mono


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Japanese mounou / mono / もうのう Japanese (See 毛包) hair follicle


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Japanese itayakaede;itayakaede / いたやかえで;イタヤカエデ Japanese (kana only) painted maple (Acer mono)


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Japanese monorubi / モノルビ Japanese furigana where kana is associated each character of a compound (wasei: mono-ruby)


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Japanese issuiwabutsu / いっすいわぶつ Japanese mono-hydrate


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Japanese tanjunkaisou / tanjunkaiso / たんじゅんかいそう Japanese {comp} mono-hierarchy


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Japanese mononoahare / もののあはれ Japanese (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (exp,n) (kana only) mono no aware; appreciation of the fleeting nature of beauty; pathos of things; strong aesthetic sense


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Japanese mononoaware / もののあわれ Japanese (exp,n) (kana only) mono no aware; appreciation of the fleeting nature of beauty; pathos of things; strong aesthetic sense


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Japanese itayakaede / イタヤカエデ Japanese (kana only) painted maple (Acer mono)


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Japanese densenseitankakukyuushou / densensetankakukyusho / でんせんせいたんかくきゅうしょう Japanese infectious mononucleosis; mono; glandular fever


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Japanese mono(p);mon / もの(P);もん Japanese (particle) (1) (used as a conjunction or at sentence-end, often as 〜ものな, 〜ものね) indicates reason or excuse; (2) (feminine speech) (at sentence-end) indicates dissatisfaction; indicates desire to be pampered or indulged


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Japanese monofuruorurin / モノフルオルリン Japanese mono-fluorine


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Japanese mono supeesu fonto / モノ・スペース・フォント Japanese (computer terminology) monospace font


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Japanese mononoaware(物no哀re,物noaware);mononoahare(物no哀re,物noahare)(ok) / もののあわれ(物の哀れ,物のあわれ);もののあはれ(物の哀れ,物のあはれ)(ok) Japanese (exp,n) (kana only) mono no aware; appreciation of the fleeting nature of beauty; pathos of things; strong aesthetic sense


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Japanese monosupeesufonto;mono supeesu fonto / モノスペースフォント;モノ・スペース・フォント Japanese {comp} monospace font

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)
Mono no Aware物の哀れmono no awa-re
No Pain No Gain痛みなくして得るものなしitami naku shite erumono wa nashi

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