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Dragonfly Predatory winged insects

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The Tombo was a land registry compiled by the Portuguese to provide a detailed statement of property ownership and tax obligations in Portuguese Ceylon. First compiled in 1615, they are still sometimes used to settle land disputes.

Torre do Tombo National Archive Portugals national archives

The National Archive of Torre do Tombo is the Portuguese national archive located in the civil parish of Alvalade, in the municipality of central-northern Lisbon. Established in 1378, it was renamed the Instituto dos Arquivos Nacionais in 2009.

<i>Pantala flavescens</i> Species of dragonfly

Pantala flavescens, the globe skimmer, globe wanderer or wandering glider, is a wide-ranging dragonfly of the family Libellulidae. This species and Pantala hymenaea, the "spot-winged glider", are the only members of the genus Pantala. It was first described by Johan Christian Fabricius in 1798. It is considered to be the most widespread dragonfly on the planet with good population on every continent except Antarctica although rare in Europe. Globe skimmers make an annual multigenerational journey of some 18,000 km ; to complete the migration, individual globe skimmers fly more than 6,000 km —one of the farthest known migrations of all insect species.

Gokuraku Tombo

Gokuraku Tombo, meaning Heavenly Dragonfly was a manzai comedy duo consisting of Keiichi Yamamoto and Koji Kato. Members of the Yoshimoto Kogyo entertainment conglomerate, they performed on the Fuji TV variety show Mecha-Mecha Iketeru! Their main act was based on arguing and fighting in public.

Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi is a Japanese singer-songwriter, actor, poet, and human-rights advocate, who is a prominent figure in Japanese popular music.

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Tombo Ati is a traditional Javanese song composed by Sunan Bonang, one of Wali Sanga, from Tuban, East Java. This song is based on a hadith of Muhammad. The song is about a Muslim's ways of gaining spiritual peace and tranquility, through tahajjud, reciting the Qur'an, fasting, gathering with pious people, and in constant remembrance of god, all of which are considered to be "Remedies for the Heart".

<i>Somatochlora</i> Genus of dragonflies

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<i>Libellula angelina</i> Species of dragonfly

Libellula angelina, also known as bekko tombo, is a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae, native to China and Japan. It is under threat by rapid loss of the ponds and other small water bodies it uses as habitat, and is currently classified as critically endangered by the IUCN.

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<i>Shōjō</i> Japanese sea spirit

A shōjō is a kind of Japanese sea spirit with a red face and hair and a fondness for alcohol. The legend is the subject of a Noh play of the same name. There is a Noh mask for this character, as well as a type of Kabuki stage makeup, that bear the name. The Chinese characters are also a Japanese word for orangutan, and can also be used in Japanese to refer to someone who is particularly fond of alcohol.

<i>Lestes sponsa</i> Species of damselfly

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Hiroshima Dragonflies

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Insects in mythology

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"Red Dragonfly" is a famous Japanese children's song (dōyō) composed by Kosaku Yamada in 1927, with lyrics from a 1921 poem by Rofū Miki. It is a nostalgic depiction of a Japanese red dragonfly seen at sunset by an infant being carried on an older sister's shoulder.