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|はこ > ばこ
|すわ > ずわ
Refers to the similarity in shape between an incense box, and a cat when sitting with its front and back paws tucked underneath and its tail wrapped closely along the side of its body.
- 香箱を作る (こうばこをつくる, kōbako o tsukuru): “to make an incense box” → to sit down in a catloaf pose
- 香箱を組む (こうばこをくむ, kōbako o kumu): “to come together / fold one's limbs into an incense box shape” → to sit down in a catloaf pose