Tag Archives: 魍魎

More comfortable than a high horse

I say it’s high time 枕を高くして寝る (Makura wo tataku shite neru; “To sleep with your pillow high”) Definition: Having nothing at all to worry about. Complete and utter peace of mind. Care-free and able to sleep easy. Breakdown: This simple … Continue reading

Posted in Japanese, Kotowaza | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

So the most ominous forest these days is Wall Street?

魑魅魍魎 chi.mi.mou.ryou Literally: mountain-forest spirit – ghost / bewitch – mountain-water spirit – mountain-water spirit… probably. Alternately: Various malevolent spirits (aka bakemono, 化け物, or mononoke, 物の怪) of the mountains and rivers, born of the “miasma” found in such places. By … Continue reading

Posted in Japanese, Yojijukugo | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments