πŸ“šπŸ“š Read every day challenge - Summer 2022 πŸ– β˜€

:tiger2: :books: The Tanuki Falling Leaf Party: Date 20220905 :fallen_leaf: :raccoon:

吾輩は狸である progress: 17.13% :pen:

Wagaha–cat is back to judging his master, as master picks his nosehair and is somewhat amazed by it.

:chestnut: Japanese found within the acorns :chestnut:

Meowords

δΈŠε€©ζ°—γ€Œγ˜γ‚‡γ†γ¦γ‚“γγ€γƒΌ Fine weather
η­†η‘―γ€Œγ²γ£γ‘γ‚“γ€γƒΌ Writing brush and inkstone; writing/composition; daily life of a writer
(though the furigana given here is: γ΅γ§γ™γšγ‚Š)
εŽŸη¨Ώη”¨η΄™γ€Œγ’γ‚“γ“γ†γ‚ˆγ†γ—γ€γƒΌ Writing paper for Japanese (the ones with a square grid - one square = one character)
ζ»γ‚‹γ€Œγ²γ­γ‚‹γ€γƒΌ To twist; to wrench; to turn; to wring
ιŠ…ι‘Όγ€Œγ©γ‚‰γ€γƒΌ Gong; tam-tam
θˆγ‚γ€Œγͺめ」ー Lick (also: ε˜—γ‚)
θ’ˆθ£Ÿγ€Œγ‘γ•γ€γƒΌ Kasaya (clothing - Buddhism)
θ…Ήθ†œη‚Žγ€Œγ΅γγΎγγˆγ‚“γ€γƒΌ Peritonitis


Reply

I agree (sorry if it came across like I was saying it wasn’t), the setting/period is a really interesting part of Japanese history (and world history), it was a big turning point and so much was going on (good and bad). I think it was just the conversations in chapter 2 felt like they went on a bit too long with little else going on in between - and even in English I think I’d find them a bit much. But it’s also like you said, this is doubled by the fact it takes me awhile to get through each sentence, so light-hearted banter quickly becomes a trial to get through. Not to mention trying to understand and unravel the subtext and other connotations.

Chapter 3 has started in the same amusing vein as what I enjoyed about chapter 1 - there’s a back and forth between master and what he’s doing/saying and Wagahai-cat commenting on it in his pretentious fuzz-ball ways.

22 Likes