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舟に刻みて剣を求む (ふねにきざみてけんをもとむ, fune ni kizamite ken wo motomu)
- Foolish it is to ignore that times are changing. Lit. It is pointless to carve a mark on ship where a sword was dropped into the sea, in the hope of finding the sword later near that carving.
- The Kōjien (広辞苑) Dictionary of the Japanese Language, 5th edition, Iwanami Shoten Publishing, Tokyo.