Magical Japanese

10m 00s
Broadcast on November 30, 2022 Available until November 30, 2025

The Japanese language is rich in words and expressions influenced by nature, history and culture. This episode looks at words related to wind. Due to its geographical location, Japan experiences different types of wind depending on the season. If you include regional words for wind, there are said to be over 1,000 different names for the wind in Japanese, and people have had a rich relationship with wind. From his home in Kyoto Prefecture, poet and literary translator Peter MacMillan guides us through words that were born from this culture.

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