These 10 whimsical Japanese words have no equivalent in English
Anyone who has ever visited Japan will describe the beautiful scenery, unforgettable culture, and incredible meals they experienced, but there may be some details of their travels too profound to explain using only the English language.
Drawing on the notion that some things are inevitable or can’t be helped, this word describes the concept of accepting your fate in life.
Every foodie will know the pain of this word — it means to eat yourself to financial ruin.
We’ll need this word in the coming weeks. It describes the cold wind that signals the arrival of winter.
This word means to leave things unused after buying them, like a book abandoned on a pile after bringing it home. Let’s all try to remedy this situation over the holidays, shall we?
A word to describe one of the worst feelings in the world: When you look worse after getting a haircut.
You know those items you’ve left on the subway or lost at school? They’re “wasuremono.” *Sobs*
This is a practice we would definitely do well to adopt in the U.S. “Kintsukuroi” is the act of repairing broken pottery with silver, gold, or platinum, and appreciating its beauty even more after its transformation.
Similar to the concept of daydreaming, this word describes an act more akin to zoning out, staring at the sky without any thoughts, or losing yourself to the vastness around you.