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tradition of the monastery (sanpū 山風)

San 山, literally "mountain," is a way of referring to one's own monastery; it is equivalent here to the expression "this monastery" (sanmon 山門). () 風, literally "wind," indicates the customs, style, and traditions of the monastery as well as its influence, fame and prestige. →"mountain gate," "wind."