By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS)

March 9, 2021

Japan probably has the world’s shortest time span for fads. Japanese people seem to be extremely eager to jump on the bandwagon whenever something new comes out, but their interest is usually extremely short-lived.

Whether it be catchy words or phrases, foods or material objects, what’s in vogue this season is often gone by the next.

Perhaps this has been the Japanese way all along, as evidenced by the beginning of its old syllabary,

iroha (iro wa nioedo, chirinuru wo: [flower] colors are fragrant, but eventually will fall off and scatter).

エバネセント(一過性)日本の流行

日本の流行はおそらく世界一短い。日本人はすぐに新しい流行に乗りたいが、興味があっという間に消える。

流行言葉・食べ物・持ち物であっても今の季節に人気のあるものは季節の終わりには人気が消えている場合が多い。

昔からこのようだったかも知らない。『イロハ』の始まりは『色は匂えど、散りぬるを

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English novels by Billy Hammond published by AELS

(AELS出版英語書籍リスト)

 

I. Majoh Gakuin and Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools Trilogy

1. Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools

2. Lost Witch (The second book)

3. Fate & Magic (The final book in the trilogy)

II. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire Trilogy

1. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire

2. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Returns

3. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Challenges (The final book in the trilogy)

III. Fantasy fiction set in Japan

1. 21st Century Ninja

2. Regressed

3. Japanese Woman

IV. Fantasy fiction set outside of Japan

1. Dimension Jumpers

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