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蛍雪の功 (けいせつのこう, kei setsu no kou)
- Studying while living in poverty is a painstaking achievement. Lit. Using fireflies and the brightness of the snow to read books at night, i.e. not being able to afford even a candle to study.
- The Kōjien (広辞苑) Dictionary of the Japanese Language, 5th edition, Iwanami Shoten Publishing, Tokyo.