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妖怪をやったり…鬼をやったり

English translation: picking monsters and ogres as main themes

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Japanese term or phrase:妖怪をやったり…鬼をやったり
English translation:picking monsters and ogres as main themes
Entered by: Yumico Tanaka
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10:32 Nov 21, 2008
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Japanese term or phrase: 妖怪をやったり…鬼をやったり
I'm pretty stumped by an expression I encountered in the transcription of a speech given at an educational seminar. Here's the sentence in full:

毎年このワークショップでは,妖怪をやったりとか鬼をやったりとかということで5年目になります。
tenorikuma
Local time: 07:10
picking monsters and ogres as main themes
Explanation:
I understand that the workshop is for educators to make up lesson plans or conduct cultural discussion about cultural/imaginary features in the folktales.
As in reference, it could mean performing or it could mean just "picking a theme" and I took the latter case.
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Yumico Tanaka
Australia
Local time: 08:10
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4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
3 +5picking monsters and ogres as main themes
Yumico Tanaka
Summary of reference entries provided
やる=演じる?
cinefil

  

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5 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +5
picking monsters and ogres as main themes


Explanation:
I understand that the workshop is for educators to make up lesson plans or conduct cultural discussion about cultural/imaginary features in the folktales.
As in reference, it could mean performing or it could mean just "picking a theme" and I took the latter case.


Yumico Tanaka
Australia
Local time: 08:10
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese
PRO pts in category: 11
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Selected automatically based on peer agreement.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  bigcat
18 mins
  -> Thank you

agree  Aobadai
2 hrs
  -> Thank you

agree  humbird: Cinefil さんのいうように演じたという意味もあるでしょうが、この際「そういう話題につ触れた」とも考えられます。するとこれはよい答えだと思います。
12 hrs
  -> Thank you お久しぶりですね。

agree  sigmalanguage: Without further context, this is exactly how I would interpret the phrase too.
13 hrs
  -> Thank you Web拝見しました。

agree  AniseK: なるほど!
4 days
  -> Terima kasih!
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1 hr
Reference: やる=演じる?

Reference information:
妖怪や鬼を演じたという事では?
あるいはテーマが妖怪や鬼だった。

cinefil
Japan
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese
PRO pts in category: 67
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Changes made by editors
Dec 5, 2008 - Changes made by Yumico Tanaka:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/657674">Yumico Tanaka's</a> old entry - "妖怪をやったり…鬼をやったり" » "picking monsters and ogres as main themes"
Dec 5, 2008 - Changes made by Yumico Tanaka:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/657674">Yumico Tanaka's</a> old entry - "妖怪をやったり…鬼をやったり" » "picking monsters and ogres as main themes"
Dec 5, 2008 - Changes made by Yumico Tanaka:
Created KOG entryKudoZ term » KOG term


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