Magical Japanese

10m 00s
Broadcast on May 18, 2022 Available until May 18, 2025

The Japanese language is rich in words and expressions influenced by nature, history and culture. This episode looks at words and phrases related to washi, or traditional Japanese paper. Refined and durable, washi continues to be used as a daily item in Japan and has many applications. 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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