Peacock and Crane クジャク が ツル を バカ に して、はね の いろ を けなしました。 「わたし は きんいろ の はね で、こんな に きれい だけれど、 あなた と きたら つばさ の どこ を みて も きれいな いろ が ぜんぜん ないわね」 すると ツル は、 「でも わたし は、そら の たかい ところ まで とんで いけるのよ。 あなた なんか ニワトリ と おなじ で、じめんContinue reading “Travels and Travails in Translation – Aesop’s Fables from Greek to Japanese to English”
Chinese and Korean traders introduced Buddhism, Daoism, Hinduism, and the ever present Confucianism while Japan provided various regional myths, legends, and lore.
These ingredients were brewed into various and effervescent cultures all across Japan. Each village responding accordingly by pasting outside influences upon their daily lives. These elements were transformed Japan’s landscape and ecosystem and bore entirely new generations of Deities and beliefs.
Greetings & ようこそ It is my immense pleasure to welcome you to the airy, the eerie, the all-at-once sensual, hysterical, and downright phenomenal Floating World of East Asian literature Oh, but that’s not all we’re doing, we’ll venture across the foothills of Southern China, encountering wandering monks, greedy children, and blushing princes. We’ll see just how lethalContinue reading “Seven University of Missouri Students Receive the Gilman Scholarship – This is Happening!”
Reading fairytales within the origin language. Contextual agreements between time and place, emotions and aesthetics. We might localize our hearts out but truth be told we humans are too complex to translate. #japanese #japaneselanguage #folklore #fable
Oh, Murakami, you sly fox, you mercurial and fluid, thread a web between East and west that we at once desperately need and can’t quite comprehend. And yet we return, thirsty and increasingly drunk of the elixir that is the product of your craft.