hey, S — haven't forgot about you. been extremely distracted. answer your email soonest.
until then, mention Tengu here (see ARALIA). the Japanese Tengu use fans from the
Aralia japonica shrub to control the length of their noses & create gale-force winds.
Japanese tengu probably from Chinese tiangou & probably artist's inspiration.
A Translation of the Observations of Meteors Recorded in the Kory˘o-sa (pdf)
Tiangou means "heavenly dog"; Sirius, the Dog Star of Chinese astrology.
Latin Canicula (Little Dog)
Arabic الشعرى (Al Shira)
Chinese 天狼星 (Heavenly Wolf Star)
should be pretty easy (finally) to add Chinese lunar mansions.
also found 闻一多诗学
Wen Yiduo • Guo Moruo
une spéléologie bien particulière
L'Amour, La Fantasia, Assia Djebar