Speaking Japanese-The Nose


The Nose

A Tale of Primitive Plastic Surgery 

Zenchi Naigu is a respected monk unlucky enough to have a thick, six-inch sausage of a nose. It is the source of endless embarrassment to him, so when he hears about a new nose-shrinking treatment from China, he leaps at the chance. Sure enough, after a disciple has first boiled, then trampled on his nose, it shrinks to a more normal size. Happiness, however, does not follow as people just make fun of Naigu’s new schnozzle.

The audio, presented as five sound files, is read by Ken Yoshizawa.

Naigu’s Big Nose
Is it Treatable?
The Operation
Side Effects
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Speaking Japanese-The Nose

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