Home > anime, culture, Japan, nihongo > Picture of the month – Februari 2012 – Akuryo taisan!

Picture of the month – Februari 2012 – Akuryo taisan!


Another “painting” is up. Actually I don’t know what to call these in English when they aren’t actual paintings. In Swedish we have one word for all of these things you hang up with frames, this one doesn’t even have frames! But it’s not a painting nor a poster. But you can see what it is. I simply wrote this kanji in Word and printed it out and put it in the glass frame.

What it says though is  悪霊退散, which is pronounced “akuryo taisan“, which translates to “demon, be gone”. If you like Sailor Moon you might recognize it. It’s said by Sailor Mars / Rei Hino in the series, and an actual phrase in Japanese to exorcise bad spirits. You can see a clip of it here. I like her a lot and I like the phrase a lot so I got it up on my wall finally.

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