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owan yama

English translation: お椀山

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Japanese term or phrase:owan yama
English translation:お椀山
Entered by: humbird

20:13 Jul 14, 2005
Japanese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Japanese term or phrase: owan yama
I think it is a place of some kind, a geographical location.
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お椀山、御椀山
Explanation:
Name of a mountain. It is a kind generic name, which means not any particular mountain but a mountain that looks like an お椀 (Japanese style soup bawl) placed upside down. There are many mountain so named all over the country. It is quite likely that they have formal name, but people of the area call it お椀山, simply because it looks like one.
For instance there is a little mountain called 吉尾山 in 愛媛県, but it is known for locals as お椀山.
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4 +7お椀山、御椀山
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お椀山、御椀山


Explanation:
Name of a mountain. It is a kind generic name, which means not any particular mountain but a mountain that looks like an お椀 (Japanese style soup bawl) placed upside down. There are many mountain so named all over the country. It is quite likely that they have formal name, but people of the area call it お椀山, simply because it looks like one.
For instance there is a little mountain called 吉尾山 in 愛媛県, but it is known for locals as お椀山.

humbird
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Thanks for the descriptive answer!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  KathyT
1 hr
  -> Thank you KthyT!

agree  Xuchun
1 hr
  -> Thank you Xuchun!

agree  Anita Kobayashi: お椀山(owanyama) also appears in the book of Murakami Haruki: 浜辺のカフカ、1st chapter, indicating a mountain in Yamanashi prefecture.
3 hrs
  -> Yes, there are quite a few owan-yama all over Japan. Thank you for that info.

agree  Saiwai Translation Services
4 hrs
  -> Thank you Saiwai Translation Services.

agree  catlover
8 hrs
  -> Thank you catlover!

agree  Yoshimine: No doubt!
18 hrs
  -> Thank you Yoshimine-san!

agree  Minoru Kuwahara
5 days
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