Magical Japanese

10m 00s
Broadcast on October 5, 2022 Available until October 5, 2025

The Japanese language is rich in words and expressions influenced by nature, history and culture. This episode looks at words related to the color red. Red is deeply embedded in Japanese culture. Not only are there said to be over 100 different names for red in the Japanese language, but the color is also used to describe nonvisual concepts. 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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