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Found this courtesy of http://www.dannychoo.com/detail/mac/eng/image/15566/America+Bang.html.
Residents of Osaka appear to be great sports. But I wouldn’t try this at KIX.
See the American versioby Tim from Trophy Wife Improv at: http://www.trophywifeimprov.com/blog/timvscitywalk.
So the Japanese PM can’t read too well. My self-esteem just shot up a notch. Because I, too, struggle with the kanji thing. Read all about it: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090304/world/japan_reading_1
Continuing to mourn the passing of Emperor Tenji.
Two poems from the time the Emperor was interred at the temporary mortuary.
如是有乃 <懐>知勢婆 大御船 泊之登萬里人 標結麻思乎 [額田王]
かからむと かねてしりせば おほみふね はてしとまりに しめゆはましを
If only I had known before
That it would be like this
I’d circumscribe the harbor
Where your royal barge had docked!
八隅知之 吾期大王乃 大御船 待可将戀 四賀乃辛埼 [舎人吉年]
やすみしし わごおほきみの おほみふね まちかこふらむ しがのからさき
Do you wait in yearning
For the royal barge
Of my well-rested lord?
— Toneri no Yoshitoshi (?)
Read on for details.