Magical Japanese

10m 00s
Broadcast on December 29, 2021 Available until December 29, 2024

The Japanese language is rich in words and expressions influenced by nature, history and culture. This episode looks at words related to the night. In ancient Japan, people appreciated the quiet and darkness of nighttime, and had different names for different times of the evening. The night was also associated with mysterious beings. From his home in Kyoto, poet and literary translator Peter MacMillan guides us through these words and the culture behind them.

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