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Japanese Sayings ⛩️🍣🍡 in 2022

Ame futte ji katamaru.
”Rained on ground hardens (Adversity builds character).”

Hotoke no kao mo san-do made.
”Even the Buddha’s face, only until the third [slap], meaning even the most mild-mannered person will lose his/her temper eventually.”

Fukushū no tabi ni deru mae ni, 2tsu no haka o hotte kudasai.
”Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”

Tade kuu mushi mo sukizuki
”There are even bugs that eat knotweed.”

Koji ma Oshi.
”Good things, many devils.”

Mezasubeki tokoro ni, chikamichi wa sonzai shinai.
”There are no short cuts to any place worth going.”

nanakorobi yaoki
”Stumbling seven times but recovering eight.”

Muri ga toreba, dori hikkomu.
”If unreason comes, reason goes.”

Otto ga ie ni inai toki wa nagaku taizai shinaide kudasai.
”Don’t stay long when the husband is not at home.”

Akusai wa hyaku-nen no fusaku
”A bad wife spells a hundred years of bad harvest.”

Asu no koto o ieba, tenjo de nezumi ga warau.
”Talk about things of tomorrow and the mice inside the ceiling laugh”

Saru mo ki kara ochiru.
”Even an expert can make mistakes”

Nihonshu wa hontō no kokoro o akiraka ni shimasu.
”Sake reveals the real heart.”

I no naka no kawazu taikai wo shirazu
”A frog in a well does not know the great sea.”

Ko-in ya no gotoshi.
”Time flies like an arrow.”

Kono sekai no uchi ni nozomu henka ni, anata jishin ga natte misenasai.
”Be the change you want to see in the world.”

Anzuru yori umu ga yasashi
”Giving birth to a baby is easier than worrying about it.”

Muyo no cho-butsu.
”A useless long object”

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