Could you translate this graph
from Japanese to English for me? It's an overview of different paper types used for calligraphy - but I can't read...
This is what google translate got me for the middle part
posted by lenehan
on May 15, 2013 -
I will be traveling to Manhattan this weekend. I would appreciate recommendation for izakaya or other Japanese eating/drinking establishments of note. [more inside]
posted by Tanizaki
on May 3, 2013 -
I'm fairly sure this thing
I saw this morning is going to be a vertical growing tower for plants. Is it also a Chinese or Japanese character? If it is, what is it? [more inside]
posted by Fiasco da Gama
on Apr 10, 2013 -
What I remember is that it was a 2- or 3- or 4-man Japanese music group whose name started with a "K". One of the members plays a shakuhachi, another is a pianist, and I think
some of their music falls under the ambient/electronic genre. [more inside]
posted by glassrose
on Apr 10, 2013 -
When I lived in Japan I spent new years with a family and we played a card game using Karuta cards. It wasn't a variation of Karuta... it had something to do with the portraits of the people on the cards? Like, whether they were princesses, ladies or lords. Sort of like Old Maid maybe? Does anyone know what this was?
posted by Caravantea
on Apr 10, 2013 -
Yoshiaki Hanayagi was one of the stars of a famous movie, Mizoguchi's Sansho the Bailiff
, and yet there does not appear to be any further information about him online. I have found his name in Japanese, 花柳喜章, but googling that gets even fewer hits (I don't know Japanese, but if I saw what looked like a substantial webpage on him I was prepared to try Google Translate). Does anybody know anything about him, even birth/death dates?
posted by languagehat
on Mar 28, 2013 -
I'm thinking of a music video by a Japanese rock band that starts with a long tracking shot of a huge guitar effects pedal chain. I know it is an amazing song but I can't for the life of me recall the name.
posted by mhjb
on Mar 24, 2013 -
From Wikipedia, "Kintsukuroi is a Japanese technique of repairing broken ceramics with metal lacquer, usually gold or silver. The word in Japanese means to “to repair with gold”.The concept also includes the understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken."
However, I've not been able to find much more on the word beyond Pinterest and blogs. What other words (from any language) are similar, in that they are not just a specific term but can also have a philosophical meaning applied to them?
posted by ghost dance beat
on Mar 18, 2013 -
I want to send a postcard from France to this restaurant in Japan
where my friend is a cook. There appears to be an address on the front page of the website, but I'll be damned if I can make out what it says, much less recreate it on a postcard in a way that the French post can parse. I'm sure I could ask him myself, but I would prefer to surprise him. Can anyone help me with this?
posted by Evstar
on Mar 11, 2013 -
What are your tips and techniques for learning advanced vocabulary and grammar in a foreign language? [more inside]
posted by kristi
on Feb 26, 2013 -
I have just started using Google Japanese Input on Windows 7. It works fine, but I would like to be able to switch input modes (i.e. between direct input, hiragana, katakana etc) using a shortcut key. Currently I have to click on the language bar to switch, which is a pain. I looked in the properties and can't see an option for shortcuts. I tried googling but can't seem to find an answer either. [more inside]
posted by theyexpectresults
on Feb 5, 2013 -
I collect Superman memorabilia and recently bought a Japanese Superman children's story record, but I can't actually read Japanese beyond vague recognition of the characters that make up the name Superman. What is the title of this record
posted by MegoSteve
on Feb 2, 2013 -
Would anybody be kind enough to help me by translating some Japanese text of some type, that might help shed some light on a mysterious item that I have had in my posession for several years? [more inside]
posted by wats
on Jan 22, 2013 -
I'm giving a talk tomorrow where I will be covering the work of typographer Eiichi Kono. So my question is pretty simple: how does one best pronounce his name?
posted by garius
on Jan 9, 2013 -
I have a mid-20th century woodblock print by Japanese-American artist Ansei Uchima that I would like to sell. How should I go about selling it? [more inside]
posted by endless_forms
on Jan 2, 2013 -
I would like to buy my wife a top-quality Japanese doll for Christmas. Like a geisha or kabuki dancer or something we put in a display cabinet or something. I'm willing to spend quite a bit, but where on the internet can I find finely made dolls? As if finding sites that sell them isn't hard enough, it's virtually impossible to gauge the quality by a picture alone. Can anybody help?
posted by gnossie
on Dec 10, 2012 -
What is the title of the Japanese movie that Dr Dennis McCullough, M.D., writes about in his article on Slow Medicine. he wrote in the first para: [more inside]
posted by kryptos
on Dec 1, 2012 -
Can you help me identify this (musical?) genre of Japanese Chanting? Where would I find more of it? [more inside]
posted by Philipschall
on Nov 10, 2012 -
I've been looking for a certain guitar (a Yamaha SG 3000) and have lately been looking on Japanese web sites to see if I can have one shipped from there. I've found one I like the look of, but Google Translate isn't being particularly helpful. Could anyone translate the description for me? [more inside]
posted by Put the kettle on
on Nov 1, 2012 -
How to decide if we need to get Japanese encephalitis vaccine for travel to SE Asia? For us? The kids? [more inside]
posted by dublin
on Oct 9, 2012 -
Looking for a Japanese film I saw prior to 2003. It was a dystopian picture of some people trying to have an office romance in the corporate office landscape of Tokyo - lots of shots of bleak urban concrete and highways and faceless office parks full of conformist white collar employees - in the final scene of the film one of the characters is stranded walking along the edge of a highway. It dealt with a complicated love triangle. I know this isn't the title, but it was something like "Kiss me twice, now hold me I love you" or something a little crazy like that- I believe this film was made in the 90s or the early 2000s. It was in Japanese language with subtitles. There is a slight chance it may have been Korean, but I'm pretty sure it was Japanese. This film may have been discussed by Fredric Jameson in one of his essays as it was screened in a graduate school class on Japanese cultural critique.
posted by cmp4Meta
on Sep 24, 2012 -
What is the story behind the pop-cultural trope of the "Japanese Houseboy?" [more inside]
posted by Miko
on Sep 22, 2012 -
Quick Japanese translation request ^_^
I've seen the googled translations, but would like a bit more in depth of how its being translated and other workings. E.g. is the snow pouring (heavy snow) is there no land or no earth, or what is not in existence here, what is? Thank you Japanese friends!
posted by 1inabillionmistake
on Aug 17, 2012 -
I'd like a translation of this
(I think Japanese) inscription in this picture frame. Could you provide one? [more inside]
posted by gadha
on Jul 6, 2012 -
Bilinguals and polyglots of AskMefi please hope me. I understand a lot of words and grammar in Japanese but don't seem able to use them. How do you make the leap from "knowing" a word or grammar pattern to actually being able to use it in conversation? [more inside]
posted by ultrabuff
on Jul 5, 2012 -
Japanese film...colored clouds of poison gas...a village of windmills...what movie am I half-remembering? [more inside]
posted by mediated self
on Jul 4, 2012 -
Are there any very basic resources to introduce spoken Japanese to young English speakers? [more inside]
posted by fizban
on Jun 20, 2012 -
Searching for a job in Japan... Can speak Japanese, but have only gotten job offers from low-paying ALT dispatchers so far. Visa running out. Other venues to search? [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123
on Jun 19, 2012 -
If you have the chance to study full-time in a non-native situation, how long does it take to become fluent in a language? [more inside]
posted by Megami
on May 26, 2012 -
What it the correct term for "leverage" in Japanese? (Financial leverage, or the figurative meaning of leverage"
Please give me spelling in roman characters.
posted by bright77blue
on Apr 30, 2012 -