Why is this book called Tigers, Devils, & Fools?
The title is a
reflection of the wide range of topics covered by Japanese proverbs. You are
about to enter a world inhabited by a host of diverse characters, including:
samurai, frogs, snakes, merchants, sparrows, thieves, tigers, devils, and
Why Should I learn Japanese proverbs?
A solid grasp of
the proverbs is one of the factors that distinguishes serious students of
Japanese from beginners. Your demonstrated knowledge of Japanese proverbs
will pay dividends in reading, conversation, and an enhanced understanding
of Japanese culture.
In what formats are the proverbs given?
The proverbs are
presented in kanji, hiragana, and romaji. The proverb is also explained in
English. (To see some sample pages, click the image of the book cover
Where can I buy the book?
You can currently purchase Tigers, Devils, & Fools at Amazon.com and the
other stores listed above. The
publisher, Beechmont Crest Publishing, is working to make the title
available through distribution channels in Japan and the UK also.