Close Notification

Your cart does not contain any items

Japanese Proverbs is filled with universal truths ('Fall down seven times, get up eight') as well as uniquely Japanese sayings and folk wisdom ('Even a one-inch insect has a half-inch soul') which may seem cryptic and difficult to understand until you know the entire proverb that it refers to. This book will delight students of Japanese language and culture and will provide you with the key to speaking and understanding Japanese more fluently. All the proverbs are presented in Japanese script and Romanised form, along with direct English translations.

Illustrated by:   Jun Hashimoto
Foreword by:  
Imprint:   Tuttle
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9784805312001
ISBN 10:   4805312009
Pages:   224
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

David Galef is an American scholar, novelist, critic, poet, translator and essayist. He is professor of English at Montclair State University and author of many books of fiction and poetry, including including Turning Japanese (1998), Flaws (2007), and My Date with Neanderthal Woman (2011). <br>Jun Hashimoto is a New York-based artist and illustrator. His art and illustrations have graced everything from Scotch labels to book covers.

Reviews for Japanese Proverbs: Wit and Wisdom (Japanese/English)

Alikeablebok tells us much about Japan. from the foreward by Edward G. Seidensticker

See Also