Magical Japanese

10m 00s
Broadcast on October 27, 2021 Available until October 27, 2024

The Japanese language is rich in words and expressions influenced by nature, history and culture. This episode looks at words related to trees. Japan is a land of trees - two-thirds of the country is covered by forests. Trees support people's lives, and in turn, they have a deep respect for trees. Various expressions relating to trees have developed over time. Join poet, literary translator and long-time Japan resident Peter MacMillan and explore unique words and the culture behind them.

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