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File:Tsurugaoka hachimangu himorogi.jpg
Himorogi (神籬) in Japan are sometimes seen at construction sites. The boundary ropes mark a sacred space. The symbolic fenced area stands for a while before actual work begins.


Kinai Tōkaidō Tōsandō Hokurikudō
San'indō San'yōdō Nankaidō Saikaidō

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A: The background competes for the viewer’s attention in this image -- which is a bit like too many words in an ENWP article
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B: The flowers are isolated from the background in this image -- which is like what happens with fewer words in an SEWP article

...How to proceed? Cut most of it out, right down to the barest details. Then you can add some more back, after it is simplified. Macdonald-ross (talk) 16:44, 27 November 2012 (UTC)
The advice which Macdonald-ross offers is crisp, clear, practical.
"How to proceed? Cut most of it out, right down to the barest details. Then you can add some more back ...."
Intuitively, I already do this kind of thing; but I didn't know how to put what I knew into words. It was a little bit unexpected and surprising when I read this. My reaction was something like "yes, of course" and "we can do that" .... --Ansei (talk) 17:08, 27 November 2012 (UTC)