July 31, 2011


He was in bad, distressed circumstances.

July 30, 2011

Onoreno Atamano Hae wo Oe

Mind your own business.

July 29, 2011

Onimo Juuhatibanchamo Debana

Everything is good in its season.

July 28, 2011

Onino Menimo Namida

Tears from the hardest heart.

July 27, 2011

Onino Inumani Sentaku

When the cat's away the mice will play.

July 26, 2011

Onini Kanabou

That makes it double sure.

July 25, 2011

Onino Kakuran

The devil succumbing to sunstroke.

July 24, 2011

Onaji Kama no Meshi wo Kuu

To drink of the same cup.

July 23, 2011

Ochya wo Nigosu

To make shift for the moment.

July 22, 2011

Odate to Motsuko niha Noriyasui

It is an old rat that won't eat cheese.

July 21, 2011

July 20, 2011

Okujyo Oku wo Kasu

To bring sacks to the mill.

July 19, 2011

Okame Hchimoku

Lookers-on see more than players.

July 18, 2011

Okanutana mo Sagase

You must look where it is not, as well as where it is.

July 17, 2011

Ookamini Koromo

When the fox preaches beware the geese.

July 16, 2011

Oonabe no Soko wa Nadetemo Sanbai

The bones of a great estate are worth the picking.

July 15, 2011

Oootoko Soumini Chiega Mawarikane

Seldom is a long man wise or a low man lowly.

July 14, 2011

OUtakowo Sannen sagasu

The butcher looked for his knife when he had it in.

July 13, 2011

Outakoni Oshierarete Asase wo wataru

The weak may stand the strong in stead.

July 12, 2011

Ousetsu ni Itoma Arazu

As fast as one goes another comes.

July 11, 2011

Oitewa Koni Shitagae

When old, obey your children.

July 10, 2011

En ha Ina mono Ajina mono

Marriages are made in heaven.

July 09, 2011

En no shita no Chikaramochi

One catches the hare and another eat it.

July 08, 2011

En to Ukiyoha Sue wo Mate

Marry in haste and repent at leisure.

July 07, 2011

Ensui kinka wo Sukuwazu

Water afar off quenches not fire near.

July 06, 2011

Yenjyaku Izukunzo Koukokuno Kokorozashi wo Shiranya

A wise man's thoughts walk with him, a fool's without him.

July 05, 2011

Ebide Tai wo Tsuru

To give a pea for a bean.

July 04, 2011

Eni Kaita Mochi

The tune the old cow died off.

July 03, 2011

Eteni Ho

Hoist your sail when the wind is fair.

July 02, 2011


Painters and poets have leave to lie.

July 01, 2011


We never meet without a parting.