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To be more precise, kuzushiji is an encompassing term for text where the characters are “broken down” (kuzusu) rather than each stroke being carefully written.

recently on twitter - Fri, 2020-02-21 01:00
To be more precise, kuzushiji is an encompassing term for text where the characters are “broken down” (kuzusu) rather than each stroke being carefully written.

The technology may be cool but kuzushiji, a form of written script, is not that “ancient”. My grandmothers wrote that way. It was in widespread common use much later than Spencerian script was in the US. twitter.com/Google/status/…

recently on twitter - Fri, 2020-02-21 01:00
The technology may be cool but kuzushiji, a form of written script, is not that “ancient”. My grandmothers wrote that way. It was in widespread common use much later than Spencerian script was in the US. twitter.com/Google/status/…

In recent days I have written about the etymology of furoshiki, same of sashimi, a bit about Heian period bathing culture, Onmyōdō and how it connects to Yuzuru Hanyu, the Rokuyō on Japanese calendars, und more!

recently on twitter - Fri, 2020-02-21 01:00
In recent days I have written about the etymology of furoshiki, same of sashimi, a bit about Heian period bathing culture, Onmyōdō and how it connects to Yuzuru Hanyu, the Rokuyō on Japanese calendars, und more!

Laurel and Hardy movies on TV. I cried uncontrollably when Stan Laurel fell down and was made fun of or scolded by Oliver Hardy and all of that. I was an odd child. twitter.com/loudandfearles…

recently on twitter - Thu, 2020-02-20 01:00
Laurel and Hardy movies on TV. I cried uncontrollably when Stan Laurel fell down and was made fun of or scolded by Oliver Hardy and all of that. I was an odd child. twitter.com/loudandfearles…

He says: ご迷惑をおかけした方には心よりお詫び申し上げます - "I apologize from the bottom of my heart to those I have inconvenienced/annoyed/upset". (I mentioned the problem of translating 迷惑 meiwaku a while back).

recently on twitter - Wed, 2020-02-19 01:00
He says: ご迷惑をおかけした方には心よりお詫び申し上げます - "I apologize from the bottom of my heart to those I have inconvenienced/annoyed/upset". (I mentioned the problem of translating 迷惑 meiwaku a while back).

例のアカデミー賞を受賞した日本出身の方、なんでわざわざ英語で日本の記者に答えたんだろう。勘違いされたくない/間違った翻訳をされたくないんだったら日本語で答えりゃいいじゃん。まさか忘れたわけじゃあるまいし。rt

recently on twitter - Wed, 2020-02-19 01:00
例のアカデミー賞を受賞した日本出身の方、なんでわざわざ英語で日本の記者に答えたんだろう。勘違いされたくない/間違った翻訳をされたくないんだったら日本語で答えりゃいいじゃん。まさか忘れたわけじゃあるまいし。rt

Or in other words, skeptic is my middle name.

recently on twitter - Wed, 2020-02-19 01:00
Or in other words, skeptic is my middle name.

(Likened conservative/right wing tweeters *to* cockroaches. Ok it’s kind of funny, but)

recently on twitter - Wed, 2020-02-19 01:00
(Likened conservative/right wing tweeters *to* cockroaches. Ok it’s kind of funny, but)

He may be making valid points but let’s say, he may not be that neutral. As I said though I don’t really know. (Among other things he likened conservative/Abe supporter tweeters “cockroaches” so um...)

recently on twitter - Wed, 2020-02-19 01:00
He may be making valid points but let’s say, he may not be that neutral. As I said though I don’t really know. (Among other things he likened conservative/Abe supporter tweeters “cockroaches” so um...)

There is some weird stuff coming out about that Kobe U. professor who uploaded that video. I think this is a wait and observe a bit situation.

recently on twitter - Tue, 2020-02-18 01:00
There is some weird stuff coming out about that Kobe U. professor who uploaded that video. I think this is a wait and observe a bit situation.

Hmm not sure what happened, but this is that classic sketch from Goodness Gracious Me, Going Out For an English. dailymotion.com/video/x6perng

recently on twitter - Tue, 2020-02-18 01:00
Hmm not sure what happened, but this is that classic sketch from Goodness Gracious Me, Going Out For an English. dailymotion.com/video/x6perng

Adding: In Japan the best place to see what’s considered “exotic ethnic” is probably the store section of a Kaldi. kaldi.co.jp/english/

recently on twitter - Tue, 2020-02-18 01:00
Adding: In Japan the best place to see what’s considered “exotic ethnic” is probably the store section of a Kaldi. kaldi.co.jp/english/

Is all the food sold in a supermarket arranged by cuisine type typically?

recently on twitter - Mon, 2020-02-17 01:00
Is all the food sold in a supermarket arranged by cuisine type typically?

It’s amazing how many people purport to have had dramatic conversations with their taxi/Uber/Lyft drivers on Twitter. I don’t believe most of them actually happened. Quite a few I suspect happened in the teller’s mind after the fact.

recently on twitter - Mon, 2020-02-17 01:00
It’s amazing how many people purport to have had dramatic conversations with their taxi/Uber/Lyft drivers on Twitter. I don’t believe most of them actually happened. Quite a few I suspect happened in the teller’s mind after the fact.

Shio kōji. I hate you Twitter.

recently on twitter - Mon, 2020-02-17 01:00
Shio kōji. I hate you Twitter.

Btw if you do not have ship kōji, just use about 1 T of soy sauce in the filling instead

recently on twitter - Sun, 2020-02-16 01:00
Btw if you do not have ship kōji, just use about 1 T of soy sauce in the filling instead

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