Wow! You have the power to turn eager anticipation into horrified dread with just a few words . . . you must know kotodama!
Guess I should quit dreaming and live in naka ima.*
*although, knowing me, I'll probably wind up in a suburb.
Well, I have not seen William Gleason's latest book yet, though it is on its way to me. Fear not, however, for all essential study aids will be provided (but you will need all your dictionaries to check whether I am right
By the way, can you access the Japanese Google website from the US--and can you cope with the Japanese. There is a vast amount of interesting stuff on 松竹梅.