Interesting Japanese postcards...

NO SPAM ALLOWED! Discuss stuff not related to Japan or Japanese. The rules are the same in this forum as in the other forums.
Post Reply
toni
Posts: 89
Joined: Mon 08.08.2005 8:21 am
Location: フィンランド

Interesting Japanese postcards...

Post by toni » Tue 06.17.2008 4:10 pm

Tokyokan is a store in Helsinki that sells Japanese stuff, namely food, 着物, utensils and select magazines.

I was browsing their site when I came accross this...

Image

"New postcards (hagaki) with different characters (kanji) and pictures."

(From http://tokyokan.fi/uutiset.html)

Now who would you send a card with 馬鹿 or 禁酒 anyway... :twisted:

Also, I'm totally buying one (or two)!

User avatar
tanuki
Posts: 2302
Joined: Sun 09.25.2005 9:00 pm
Location: South America

Re: Interesting Japanese postcards...

Post by tanuki » Wed 06.18.2008 5:16 pm

Now who would you send a card with 馬鹿 or 禁酒 anyway...
Obviously someone you know will get so excited about the "cool drawings" that they may end up getting them tattooed.
僕の下手な日本語を直してください。

User avatar
chikara
Posts: 3577
Joined: Tue 07.11.2006 10:48 pm
Native language: English (Australian)
Gender: Male
Location: Australia (SA)
Contact:

Re: Interesting Japanese postcards...

Post by chikara » Wed 06.18.2008 8:03 pm

tanuki wrote:Obviously someone you know will get so excited about the "cool drawings" that they may end up getting them tattooed.
:lol: :twisted:
Don't complain to me that people kick you when you're down. It's your own fault for lying there

User avatar
two_heads_talking
Posts: 4137
Joined: Thu 04.06.2006 11:03 am
Native language: English

Re: Interesting Japanese postcards...

Post by two_heads_talking » Thu 06.19.2008 2:26 pm

CAN I get a 馬鹿 tattoed on my forehead? Can someone tell me what it means? I am a hunter and I think the characters mean horse and deer and since I hunt deer and ride horses, it would be perfect..

:shock: :shock:

User avatar
tōkai devotee
Posts: 1113
Joined: Thu 08.02.2007 6:15 am
Native language: Australian!

Re: Interesting Japanese postcards...

Post by tōkai devotee » Sun 06.22.2008 5:35 am

Yeah, go for it! Deer and horse are very good kanji for tattoos!

:wink:

User avatar
Mike Cash
Posts: 2737
Joined: Sun 08.20.2006 3:38 am
Native language: English

Re: Interesting Japanese postcards...

Post by Mike Cash » Sun 06.22.2008 6:50 am

two_heads_talking wrote:CAN I get a 馬鹿 tattoed on my forehead? Can someone tell me what it means? I am a hunter and I think the characters mean horse and deer and since I hunt deer and ride horses, it would be perfect..

:shock: :shock:
It would be almost perfect. You should finish it off with 野郎 to let people know you are an outdoorsman.
Never underestimate my capacity for pettiness.

Post Reply