In Horai there is neither death nor pain; and there is no winter. The flowers in that place never fade, and the fruits never fail; and if man taste of those fruits even but once, he can never again feel thirst or hunger.—Lafcadio Hearn's Japan.
Origin of horai
- A romanization of Japanese 蓬莱 (Hōrai ほうらい), from Middle Chinese 蓬萊 (Bong-Loi) (compare Mandarin Pénglái 蓬莱), from Old Chinese 蓬萊 (*Bˁəŋ-rˁəj).
- A romanization of Ancient Greek Ὧραι (Hōrai, "seasons")