Japanese culture

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"

Hilarious! Shunga: early modern Japanese porno-artistic paintings

By |2020-12-16T10:12:58+09:00December 15th, 2020|Categories: Japanese art, Japanese history, Podcast|Tags: , , , |

"Japanese culture, once upon a time, encouraged and celebrated sex openly. Now we do so secretly." Shungas are windows to the sexually liberal lives and ideologies of 17th to 19th century Japanese people. And simply fun to look at, too.

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