Magical Japanese

10m 00s
Broadcast on February 23, 2022 Available until February 23, 2025

The Japanese language is rich in words and expressions influenced by nature, history and culture. This episode introduces words related to snow. Designated heavy snowfall areas cover fifty-one percent of Japan. In such an environment, many words related to snow were born. From his home in Kyoto Prefecture, poet and literary translator Peter MacMillan guides us through these words and the culture behind them.

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