Hello! Welcome to (諺) Kotawaza , a blog about Japanese proverbs. Whether you are christian, buddhist, muslim or non-religious, proverbs speak to all of us. They transcends across religions and languages. For example, the English idiom “Kill two birds with one stone.” is also used in Japanese (“一石二鳥”) “One stone, two birds.” In Japan, this proverb means to accomplish two things at the same time. For a country that is well known for efficiency and quality – think Toyota- this proverb is widely used in Japanese plants and factories.
(一石二鳥) One stone, two birds.