Monday, September 29, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Bird, stone, mountain

Last week was crazy at work, this week promises different crazy. In any case I apologize for being a day late with this update to the Anime Companion Supplement.

Again three religious entries.

I could not find the kanji for ishi-age so if you know it please let me know.

hôô (phoenix) 鳳凰

ishi-age (Stone or pebble offerings)

Osorezan 恐山

Monday, September 15, 2008

Yokai Attack! gets a web site

One of the coolest books I've seen this year now has a web site.

Check out the site and then check out the book. It was scheduled for an Oct 1 release but apparently is now available.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Three on Shinto

This week I have three Shintō related entries.

ikigami (living human deity) 生き神

Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters) 古事記

Nihon Shoki (Chronicle of Japan) 日本書紀

It is interesting that I could not find the word ikigami actually used in Kamichu! If you find it there please let me know the reading on your DVD player so I can add it to my notes.

Of course it is also interesting that the one case where I have spotted the word is in an action show where the main character is hitting on a novice Catholic nun.

Check back next week for more religion related entries.

Monday, September 8, 2008

The sacred and very profane

This week I add entries for two Shintō related terms and well as one more related to the sex trade.

sakaki 榊

shimei, (name a particular partner) 指名

Yao-yorozu-no-kami (eight million gods) 八百万神

It was requested a few weeks ago that I add more related to religion. For now that will be mainly Shintō, I spend a great deal of time in the last few weeks expanding my notes on Shintō. I will do the same for Buddhism and other beleifs over the next several months.

I hope you are finding these entries interesting.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Ladies, travelers and barriers

This week I bring you:

ojōsan (young lady) お嬢さん

sekisho (barrier station) 関所

tegata (travel pass) 手形

That's it no special commentary as my hay fever is hitting me hard. I'm going to go fix dinner and watch a movie.