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Grammar detail: 折に(おりに)

折に(おりに) - when (for a special occasion)
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plain past verb +
おり
に or noun + の
おり
に is another expression meaning 'when', but in this case it is used to denote a special occasion or an unusual circumstance.
折 is more formal than
とき
, and it is only used when referring to positive events or situations.
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Kanji used in this grammar

セツ   お to break, fold   おり opportunity; fold   おれる to break (intr), be folded, yield   
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ジ   とき time, occasion   
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オク    hundred million   
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マン   バン    10,000   
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チョウ   なが long   
シャ   もの person, someone   
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ケツ   むす    ゆわえる to bind   ゆ to braid   
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コン    marriage   
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