Magical Japanese

10m 00s
Broadcast on June 29, 2022 Available until June 29, 2025

The Japanese language is rich in words and expressions influenced by nature, history and culture. This episode explores words and phrases inspired by Oni: demons, ogres and evil spirits that are a fixture of Japanese folklore. 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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