3 Japanese Interesting Idioms Which Reflect Japanese Mind
There are many idioms in Japanese just as there are in other languages. Yoji-jukugo is Japanese unique idioms which consist of four letters of kanji. I'll introduce three of them which reflect the fundamental thought of Japanese.
#1 一期一会 / Ichigoichie
You can take this word as you want. To some people, ichigoichie means "carpediem", or "memento mori" to some other.
#2 文武両道 / Bunburyodo
In Japan, that type of people are well-evaluated in school.
Being good at studying is different from being smart. Many companies highly evaluate the students who achieved in both fields, so that many parents want their kids to go to a good collage and play sports.
#3 温故知新 / Onkochishin