Tag Archives: patriarchy

“Because when I get angry, even flies don’t dare to fly!”

地震雷火事親父 (Jishin kaminari kaji oyaji; “Earthquake, thunder, fire, father”) Definition: Scary things. The first and third are self-explanatory for an earthquake-prone archipelago that was home, especially by the end of the Edo era, to dense urban centers built almost entirely … Continue reading

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