Question about Kinoshita's Rikugun
Thu Dec 28 02:33:41 EST 2006
Take me off the list please.
Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2006 21:06:28 -0800From: peterbhigh2004 at yahoo.comTo: KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.eduSubject: Re: Question about Kinoshita's Rikugunantoinette malone <maloneantoinette at hotmail.com> wrote: Thus, I'm afraid my first post is to ask a question. I am currently watching Kinoshita's Rikugun and puzzling over the scene in which Tanaka Kinuyo, whilst washing out her yard, breaks down. She sits down and repeats a mantra under her breath. Each line begins with "gunjin wa.." and ends with "hitotsu". From what I can make out it is a list of goals for the Japanese mother in order to produce a "rippana gunjin". ============ It is (Emperor Meiji's) Imperial Rescript for Soldiers (colloquially known as the Gunjin Chikugo). The "hitotsu" does not END a sentence, it is used to indicate the beginning of each article (of the Rescript, in
this case). The term is used in pledges (or announcements of prohibition). PB High __________________________________________________Do You Yahoo!?Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com
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