The Metro-classic Japanese

Your guide to modern yet traditional Japan.

Ghibli’s Spirited Away: Cultural walkthrough Part II

By |2021-09-28T08:22:42+09:00September 28th, 2021|Categories: Japanese art, Podcast|Tags: , , |

Hello world! You’re listening to the Metro-classic Japanese. I’m Kyota Ko, and here’s Part 2 of sharing cultural insights into Ghibli’s Spirited Away.Last time, we left off where Chihiro sees a lantern with the logo of Aburaya. So next, she [...]

Japanese proverb: “No entry into a tiger’s den brings about no capture of its cub”

By |2021-03-21T02:52:55+09:00March 6th, 2021|Categories: Japanese thought, Podcast|Tags: , |

An amusing explanation of the meaning and cultural background behind the Japanese proverb 虎穴に入らずんば孤児を得ず "No entry into a tiger's den brings about no capture of its cub"

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