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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:23 pm    Post subject: 醤油顔=soya sauce face? Reply with quote
In an article I'm reading Sakamoto Ryoma is described as being 醤油顔. Does this refer to the colour of his complexion or is there some other idiomatic meaning?

And in the same article what does this mean?

それこそ長屋の八つあん熊さんに至るまで

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:48 pm    Post subject: Re: 醤油顔=soya sauce face? Reply with quote
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In an article I'm reading Sakamoto Ryoma is described as being 醤油顔. Does this refer to the colour of his complexion or is there some other idiomatic meaning?


Can't help with the second, but the first refers to a classic Heian-jidai Japanese face with almond eyes etc. Basically the opposite of a Western face ソース顔.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:20 pm    Post subject: Re: 醤油顔=soya sauce face? Reply with quote
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heron wrote:
In an article I'm reading Sakamoto Ryoma is described as being 醤油顔. Does this refer to the colour of his complexion or is there some other idiomatic meaning?


Can't help with the second, but the first refers to a classic Heian-jidai Japanese face with almond eyes etc. Basically the opposite of a Western face ソース顔.


Like an Okame?




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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hmm, I suppose there is a likeness Confused

Thanks, Shisendo. Do you think the second phrase means something like "every Tom, Dick and Harry"?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Hmm, I suppose there is a likeness :?

Thanks, Shisendo. Do you think the second phrase means something like "every Tom, Dick and Harry"?


I checked with my resident expert and it seems to be a bit different from every Tom, Dick, and Harry. Probably a bit more like "When Obama won the election everyone from Sally in Springfield to Shaniqua in Jacksonville were celebrating." Hope that works.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
That makes sense, I guess. Thanks to your resident expert. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:16 am    Post subject: Re: 醤油顔=soya sauce face? Reply with quote
heron wrote:
In an article I'm reading Sakamoto Ryoma is described as being 醤油顔. Does this refer to the colour of his complexion or is there some other idiomatic meaning?

And in the same article what does this mean?

それこそ長屋の八つあん熊さんに至るまで

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Hmmm...perhaps when he hid out at the Omiya soy sauce shop, he was trying to blend in? Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:51 am    Post subject: Re: 醤油顔=soya sauce face? Reply with quote
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Hmmm...perhaps when he hid out at the Omiya soy sauce shop, he was trying to blend in? Laughing


Oh, that was funny! Good one! Laughing
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