Zipangu


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Zipangu

(zɪˈpæŋɡuː)
n
(European Myth & Legend) Marco Polo's name for Cipango
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In Lodge's strange romance A Margarite of America, it was stated that in the chamber of the queen one could behold "all the chaste ladies of the world, inchased out of silver, looking through fair mirrours of chrysolites, carbuncles, sapphires, and greene emeraults." Marco Polo had seen the inhabitants of Zipangu place rose-coloured pearls in the mouths of the dead.
Travels through Bali in the late 1970s significantly magnified his creative sensitivities and led directly to Zipangu (1980), Lonely Child (1980), Prologue pour un Marco Polo (1981), and Bouchara (1983), all intended to be part of an opera about Marco Polo.
For modern Japanese with stunning views, try Zipangu, on the 47th floor of the Caretta Shiodome building in Minato-ku.
In addition, Zipangu (a name for Japan used on maps both before and after 1525) is renamed on our map Solol, a name only used in Maximilianus Transylvanus' booklet of January 1523 and nowhere else.
On the earliest globe known (1492), "el Mar Oceano" is filled with Zipangu and mythical islands.
Japan was known in Europe since Marco Polo, who placed it as Zipangu, 1500 miles (about 25[degrees]) into the Pacific east of China.
Japan (Zipangu) was known in Europe since Marco Polo, who placed it 1500 miles (about 25[degrees]) into the Pacific, east of China.
Of eminent importance to the dating of our map is the fact that Zipangu is on every map that shows the Pacific from the early 1500 onwards (Behaim globe, 1492; Waldseemuller map & globe, 1507; Ruysch, 1508; Sylvanus Ptolemy, 1511; Schoner globe, 1515; Reisch, 1515; Waldseemuller, 1513/1520; Fries, 1522; Apian, 1520; and on all later globes and maps that show the Pacific) but not on our map.
Also on this disc is Zipangu: a breathtaking juxtaposition of cries and whispers for string orchestra.
Investigative sources said Takayuki Morita, 39, who runs the car dealer Zipangu, and four others were arrested on suspicion of violating the customs law.
Taken from aback, Zipangu and Zion; and underneath the photographs such confidence: Not a single future written off to buzzbombs.
The strangest attribute of this quartet of works--which also includes "Bouchara," "Zipangu," and "Lonely Child"--is its incredibly appealing universality.