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Re: [Lingo] もにのあわる

I wonder if you could be referring to ものの哀れ ?

> Many of the Japanese films seem this way to me.  The classics that pop
> to mind are Kurasawa's "7 Samurai" and Ozu's "Late Spring" and "Tokyo
> Story"  Even comedies like Ramen tend to end on a sad note.

I think it's well-established that the Japanese prefer (in their
literature and arts at least) to focus on the "sad" side of things,
unlike most Westerners, and very much unlike Americans...


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