Thursday, April 30, 2015

'recuperation' and 'feast'

Excerpt from April 30th of 2015's post.
We call 'feast for the eyes', '目の保養. me-no-hoyo' in Japanese. It literary means 'recuperation for one's eye's'.  It sounds funny usage as it doesn't mean eye's physical health.  Actually, referring for the things which nourish our spirits like seeing beautiful scenery or art work.
I found it interesting that the word 'feast ' is used in the English proverb.

1 comment:

Alex said...

If something is nice or refreshing, we say in English its a 'sight for sore eyes'...quite similar, really! I am loving your blogs on Japanese culture: thank you for sharing it all!!