Monday, May 18, 2020


Advertising sign for a bar near Tenmonkan, promoting their Happy Hour (I like the "etc." following draft beer, sours and highballs). What I think most Japanese may miss is that in Japanese "aho" is kind of an insult. From what I understand (this may have changed in the years since I was first told this) "baka" is an extreme insult for "stupid" or "idiot" in Osaka, while "aho" is softer and more friendly, but it's the reverse in Tokyo. I'm wondering if Kagoshima treats a "happy aho" differently from the rest of the country.

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