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Japanese Sayings ⛩️🍣🍡 in 2024

karo tōsen
”Summer heater winter fan”

Bushi wa kuwanedo taka-yoji.
”A samurai, even when he has not eaten, uses his toothpick.”

Iwanu ga hana.
”Not-speaking is the flower (Silence is golden)”

Watashitachiha shōri kara hotondo manabimasen, haiboku kara ōku o manabimasu
”We learn little from victory, much from defeat”

Fukusui bon ni kaerazu
”Spilt water will not return to the tray.”

Me wa kuchi hodo ni mono o ii.
”The eyes speak as much as the mouth.(love needs no words)”

Ningen ni totte saidai no kiken wa, takai mokuhyō o settei shite tassei dekinai koto de wa naku, hikui mokuhyō o settei shite shimau koto da.
”The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that is it too low and we reach it.”

Aisatsu wa toki no ujigami
”A greeting is the local deity who turns up providentially.”

Nurenu saki koso tsuyu omo itoe.
”People want to avoid the dew before they become wet.”

Kado no reigi wa bureidesu.
”An excess of courtesy is discourtesy.”

Kachou Fuugetsu
”Experience the beauties of nature, and in doing so learn about yourself.”

Chisa wa madowazu, yusha wa osorezu.
”A wise man does not lose his way, a brave man does not fear.”

Fuku sui bon ni kaerazu.
”Overturned water doesn’t return to the tray”

Ni usagi wo ou mono wa ichi usagi wo mo ezu
”One who chases after two hares won’t catch even one.”

Me wa kokoro no kagami.
”The eyes are the mirror of the soul.”

Ki o ueru no ni ichi-ban yokatta jiki wa ni-jū-nen mae datta. Ni-ban-me ni ii jiki wa ima da.
”The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”

Akinasu wa yome ni kuwasuna
”Don’t let your daughter-in-law eat your autumn eggplants.”

Shunsho ikkoku, atai senkin.
”Half an hour in a spring evening is worth a thousand gold pieces.”

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