Sunday Summary, Dec 11, 2016

Konnichiwa Ya’ll,

The temperature here is dropping, so we’re not going out as much, but we’re still having a pretty good time.

Here’s a Sunday Summary of some of the little every day things we do.

Book on Japanese Culture I’m Reading:

Bushido

by Inazo Nitobe

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In the late 19th and Early 20th Century, Japan was undergoing a huge cultural shift. Inazo Nitobe sought enshrine and explain the Samurai Martial Culture in this book.

Food I’m digging:

Donburi

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My favorite japanese dish being KatsuDon, Donburi is a dish that puts an egg, onion, and broth mixture over rice, usually with a meat. I occasionally make a variation of it for breakfast.

Book I’m Using to Learn Japanese:

Read Japanese Today

by Len Walsh

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Many Japanese learning channels will preach the “gospel” of Heisig’s Remembering the Kanji, which is a fine reference book, but is a terrible starting point for kanji beginners as the book has NO pronunciation, and is altogether as exciting as reading a dictionary.

I instead recommend Read Japanese Today which not only gives you the On’Yomi and Kun’Yomi pronuncations, but also the etymology (Word History) of 400 basic kanji and radicals.

Until next time, Stay Awesome!

-R

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