Tell me your WHY!


#87

That is so interesting! What drew you to Shinto, if you don’t mind my asking? :slight_smile:


#88

WOW! This is very cool.


#89

That sounds so fun! Today, my seven year old daughter was very excited to learn some hiragana and basic greetings, pleasantries :slight_smile: I think it’s wonderful you can share with your kiddos!


#91

LOL we must be around the same age for you to reference BSB haha


#92

hahaha that works!


#94

This is really, really interesting! I definitely get you with the germanic language sounds. I lived in Germany for a few years and also studied the language. I agree, I really love the way Japanese sounds. I also think the sounds are so much simpler than other languages.


#95

That sounds so inspiring! I loved Naruto in highschool too. I’m in awe you got to meet the voice actor :open_mouth: I also want to be able to think in Japanese, and/or dream in Japanese. I’ve never mentioned that before though, hah.


#96

I’m older. :sweat_smile:
…mga dalawa ng taon.
にさいぐらい。。?

Edit: mga dalawang taon


#97

I have a video game (Puyo Puyo Tetris) that I imported from Japan because I never thought it would release in America, but it did this year after maybe four years. I think Japan is trying hard to express itself globally with tv, books, games, toys, automobiles and NHK World, I love it. It’ll be hard to learn Japanese but it might pay off somehow. I want to watch the Olympics in 2020 with some knowledge of Japanese.


#98

When I was in high school I loved anime and manga (especially むしし). But wasn’t interested in learning the language at first.

Few months ago, before visiting Japan for the first time, I tried to learn some basics. Thought it would be polite to speak to people in their own language… or, you know, at least try to :smile:

And to be honest, Japanese kinda grew on me. :blush:


#99

Mushishi is amazing! So is Nyanko Sensei. :ok_hand:


#100

Honestly when I retell the story I can’t believe it myself lol. :grin:


#101

Yay for the lovable ぶたねこ.


#102

giphy-downsized (1)


#103

Mayybee… :woman_facepalming:


#104

What portion of the review do you write down? :slight_smile:


#105

It actually started when I was playing Yokai Watch…lol.

I started researching yokai, which led me down the rabbit hole of mythology and then kami and into Shinto. As I researched it more and more I realized that it perfectly described the world view I’ve had for as long as I can remember, well before I had ever even heard of a kami. That this discovery happened during my attempts to learn Japanese and yet completely separate from it kinda felt like a sign too, as silly as that may sound.


#106

Japanese girls


#107

Video games.


#108

Why are you studying Japanese?

For the endless supply of Japanese media :heart_eyes: