Magical Japanese

10m 00s
Broadcast on June 22, 2022 Available until June 22, 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 cats. Cats have been treasured in Japan for a long time as a way to deal with mice. This long history is reflected in the many expressions related to cats in Japanese. 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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