Magical Japanese

10m 00s
Broadcast on November 23, 2022 Available until November 23, 2025

The Japanese language is rich in words and expressions influenced by nature, history and culture. This episode looks at words related to horses. Since arriving from the Asian mainland around the 5th century, horses have played a major role in transportation and farming in Japan. The Japanese considered their horses as a part of their family. From his home in Kyoto Prefecture, poet and literary translator Peter MacMillan guides us through words involving horses and the culture behind them.

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