Magical Japanese

10m 00s
Broadcast on October 19, 2022 Available until October 19, 2025

The Japanese language is rich in words and expressions influenced by nature, history and culture. This episode looks at words related to fire. Fire has both practical and spiritual significance in cultures around the world, and Japan is no exception. This gave birth to many unique expressions. 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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