This week’s Japanese lesson concludes the trilogy of “Demonstrative Pronouns.” A new segment “Not very useful Japanese word but cool if you knew it” makes its debut. They also talk about another famous tale called “Hanasaka Jisan” along with Shinhatsubai, or new product that just might win over ladies.
Go, known as 碁 in Japanese, wéiqí in Chinese and baduk in Korean, is an ancient board game for two players that originated in China more than 2,000 years ago. The game is noted for being rich in strategy despite its relatively simple rules.
Original upload from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO7KfTu7VmU by DQNsarasi
Translation by www.shibatabread.com
Original uploader states that this was indeed televised once but was quickly taken down upon numerous complaints from customers.
I would like to think this is a spoof, but you never know…
By Mrs. ShibataBread
We have been thinking non-stop about the people in Japan who are going through some really tough times. We hope that food, water, supplies and shelter come quickly to people who are still without these items. And we hope Tokyo Electric can bring the Fukushima nuclear power plant under control soon.
Upon finishing the translation, I never imagined this would become a “viral” video. My thoughts are with you, Japan.
The media artist and an animator (who shall remain anonymous) asked me to make a point that the content is a “public domain.”
This is not one of those “Japan is Better than the US” types of arguments. But let me tell you how disappointed I was to find out there’s no such thing as a “Movie Pamphlet” being sold at theaters in the States. Come on! If you can spare room to sell nachos, then there’s gotta be a way to sell these pamphlets!
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