Professor Reiko Tateiwa of the Faculty of Foreign Studies’ Department of Hispanic Studies appeared on “Sarapin! Kyoto”, a local radio show broadcasted by KBS Kyoto, on Wednesday, November 13th.
She discussed about Mexican culture with radio show host Mr. Takeo Moritani, such as the Day of the Dead, which is similar to the Japanese obon (an annual Buddhist event to honor the spirits of one’s ancestors), lucha libre (Mexican wrestling), and how tequila is made from a succulent plant called blue agave.
Just like how Mr. Moritani commented “I feel like I’ve always known you” before the show began, their talk show went very smoothly.
The show had also invited a guest, Ms. Seiko Ota, who is a haiku translator, an adjunct instructor at KUFS, and also a graduate of KUFS’s Graduate School of Foreign Studies. Being a senior to Professor Tateiwa, they talked about how the two met and the translation of haiku into Spanish.