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Even Monkeys Fall From Trees - The Wit and Wisdom of Japanese Proverbs (Paperback)

Even Monkeys Fall From Trees - The Wit and Wisdom of Japanese Proverbs (Paperback)
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Here is a collection of 100 Kotowaza (proverbs) - in Japanese script and romanized - each accompanied by humorous illustrations and English equivalents.


Product ID: 105475     ISBN-13: 9780804832267     ISBN-10: 0804832269
Categories: Culture & Tradition, Proverbs
Supporting languages: English, Japanese
Applicable country: Japan
Platforms/media types: Printed Matter
Specifications: 100 original black & white drawings • Paperback • 226 pages • Dimensions: 5 1/4 x 8 • Published: April 12, 2000
Excerpt from "Even Monkeys Fall From Trees" Proverbs 1 Mago ni mo isho Even a packhorse driver looks fine in proper dress. 2 Hiza tomo dango. Consult anyone, even your knees. 3 Sara mo ki kara ochiru. Even monkeys fall from trees. 4 Kon’ya no shiro-bakama. Dyers wear undyed trousers. 5 Sen-ri no michi mo ippo kara. Even a thousand mile journey begins with the first step. 6 Kani-wa kora ni nisete ana o huro. Crabs dig holes according to the size of their shells. 7 Jinsei wa fuzen no tomoshibi. Life is a candle in the wind. 8 Ja no michi wa hebi. Snakes follow the way of serpents. 9 Itadaku mono wa natsu de mo kosode. A padded jacket is an acceptable gift in the summer. 10 Dobyo ai-awaremo. People with the same disease share sympathy.