Japanese Proverb Vignettes “Ma” through “Yo”

Izzo has finished his sequence of Japanese proverb vignettes. Now Bruce and I just need to catch up!

So let’s get cracking!

Japanese/Japanese: Fine feathers make fine birds.

Japanese: The mummy thief becomes a mummy.
English: Go for wool and come home shorn.

Japanese: The pestle handle I took hold of in the past.
English: Skills you learn as a young man don’t wane as you grow older.

Japanese/English: An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.

Japanese: A sword returns to its sheath.
English: To kiss and make up.

Japanese/English: Penny-wise, pound-foolish.

Japanese: Carelessness is the greatest enemy.
English: Danger comes when you least expect it.

Japanese/English: The biggest trees give the most shelter.