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Old 2013-03-15, 18:03   Link #131
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: tamagawa
Originally Posted by Dawnstorm View Post
I wonder, did the tsuchigumo clan ("tarantula") come from Tokyo originally?
Perhaps not. Tsuchigumo (土蜘蛛) means ground/soil spider and it's not a specific name of a insect species or insect group like other colonies' name are but it is a generic name for spiders which make their nest/trap in soil if you make sense of the name. Another and popular old usage of the term is for ancient Japanese people who were not under Yamato government's control, perhaps this sense is the primary reason of the name of the colony. It perhaps simply indicates their "foreigness" and the fact they are not controlled by the village or the humans and came from outside Japan.
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