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Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Japanese Name: らくラッコ
Literal Translation: Effortless Sea Otter1
Released: ?

Rakurakko is number one without any trouble. Rakurakko also likes onsen.2 His favorite is to eat ice in the onsen. Soon he will go to a cold water sea. Recently, his latest obsession is ____. One umi hirame donburi please.3



Translation Notes
  1. Rakuraku (楽々(らくらく)) means effortlessly, without any trouble, comfortably, easily.

  2. An onsen (温泉) is a term for hot springs in the Japanese language, though the term is often used to describe the bathing facilities and inns around the hot springs. A volcanically active country, Japan has thousands of onsen scattered along its length and breadth. Onsen were traditionally used as public bathing places and today play a central role in directing Japanese domestic tourism. The presence of an onsen is often indicated on signs and maps by the symbol ♨ or the kanji, 湯 (yu, meaning "hot water"). Wikipedia: Onsen

  3. On one of the memo sheets, Rakurakko is hungry so he orders an umi hirame donburi (ocean flounder rice bowl). Wikipedia: Donburi