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Japanese Proverbs and Sayings by Daniel Crump Buchanan
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I think this is the book I used to have - someone borrowed it and I never got it back. I read it many times. Here are some of my favourites, in English translation.
To sumo-wrestle with another's loin-cloth.

If they succeed, a revolutionary army. If they fail, a bunch of terrorists.

Children: pain. No children: also pain.

The soul of the three year old child remains the same even if he lives to be a hundred.

I prefer other men's women but my own toilet.

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message 1: by Hazel (new)

Hazel Manny, I'd like to learn something about Japanese culture. Something that illuminates the traits that seem so different to us in the West. Any recommendations?


Manny Hazel wrote: "Manny, I'd like to learn something about Japanese culture. Something that illuminates the traits that seem so different to us in the West. Any recommendations?"

This book is a pretty good starting point, in fact!


message 3: by Hazel (new)

Hazel :-)


message 4: by Tuck (new)

Tuck i really learned a lot from
"water trade" http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26...
the novel "gold rush" http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10...

the novel "sleeping dragon" http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/73...

peter carey's manga study http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24...

i am sure there are lots more and better than these but i sure enjoyed all these books


message 5: by Hazel (new)

Hazel Oh, great. Thank you, Tuck. I'll take a look at these.


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