The Japanese language is rich in words and expressions influenced by nature, history and culture. This episode introduces words related to the kimono. Once used as everyday wear, the traditional and iconic garment is now generally reserved for special occasions. From his home in Kyoto Prefecture, poet and literary translator Peter MacMillan guides us through these words and the culture behind them.
"Kimono": Japan's national costume
"Sode o tsuraneru": people moving or taking action as a group
"Sode furiau mo tasho no en": even the brushing of sleeves in passing is a connection from another life