Lost In Translation

I’ve been posting a lot of ‘garden’ images lately, so why not finish off the week with something from a Japanese Garden? If anyone speaks Japanese I would love to know what this sign says. Any guesses? Have a great weekend, everyone!

Director: *untranslated Japanese*

Ms. Kawasaki: “Um. He want you to turn, looking at camera. OK?”

Bob Harris: “That’s all he said?”

Ms. Kawasaki: “Yes. Turn to camera.”

Bob Harris: “All right. Does he want me to turn from the right, or turn from the left?”

Ms. Kawasaki: *untranslated Japanese*

Director: *untranslated Japanese*

Ms. Kawasaki: “Right side. And with intensity. OK?”

Bob Harris: “Is that everything? It seemed like he said quite a bit more than that.”

Director: *untranslated Japanese*

Ms. Kawasaki: “Like an old friend. And, into the camera.”

Bob Harris: “OK.”

Director: *untranslated Japanese* “Suntory time. OK?”

Bob Harris: “OK.”

Diamond Yukai, Akiko Takeshita and Bill Murray – Lost in Translation

About this image: digital photograph, highly modified