Gardening Tips from Japan

This is another neat expression in Japanese I learned from the Japanese TV show Nihongo de Asobo:

桃栗三年柿八年
Momo kuri san nen, kaki hachi nen

The meaning of this little phrase deals with when certain trees bear fruit. Peaches (momo) and chestnuts (kuri) bear fruit in 3 years, while permissions (kaki) bear fruit in 8 years.

While the typical Japanese person living in an urban setting wouldn’t need to know such things, it’s probably a little bit of collective wisdom that’s been passed down through the generations. Interesting stuff.

P.S. Other recent posts related to Nihongo de Asobo.

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Author: Doug

A fellow who dwells upon the Pale Blue Dot who spends his days obsessing over things like Buddhism, KPop music, foreign languages, BSD UNIX and science fiction.

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