Japanese Proverbs and Sayings
Published by: University of Oklahoma Press
Imprint: University of Oklahoma Press
296 Pages | 6 x 8
Here are 2,500 proverbs and idiomatic expressions that have been selected as illustratie of Japanese thought. Many have English parallels, but even after reading the apparently uniquely Japanese sayings, one must agree with the proverb, "Ninjo ni kokkyo nashi," "There are no barriers to human nature."
"Interesting not only for its English translations and explanations of the originals but for its arrangement under Japanese characteristics." —Wilson Library Bulletin
"A unique contribution....Anthropologists, folklorists, mythologists, comparative literature specialists can all add a new volume to their reference shelves."—Books Abroad