Chinese animation ‘White Snake: Engi’ ‘Only one knowledge’ that you should know before watching

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My name is Fusegawa Tenma, an active University of Tokyo student. Besides my student life, as a writer, I send out information about the exam.

“White Snake: Engi,” which was a big hit in China

Do you know the movie “White Snake: Engi”? An animated work based on a Chinese folk tale called “The Tale of the White Serpent” is a great movie that has been a hit in China and Japan! Daisuke Sakuma of ” Snow Man ” has been appointed as the main character’s voice actor, and “Snow Man” is in charge of the theme song. This movie is a beautiful love romance in which “men and women are united for more than hundreds of years.” Still, it is a depiction of the subtle movements of the characters’ hearts and a variety of beautiful landscapes to intense action scenes. Something has been created.

What the word “lucky” means

However, unfortunately, there was a very regrettable point. Whether or not you know the meaning of words that are too enthusiastic can make a big difference. That is the meaning of the word “lucky” in the title. Do you know what “luck” in “White Snake: Engi” means? It is not the “lucky” of “lucky.” This has an entirely different meaning. As long as you know the meaning of the word “lucky,” the movie’s fun will be halved if you can’t be impressed, even though the last is a super emotional scene that inevitably cries. So, this time, I will tell you the knowledge of words that will be lost if you do not know, which makes “White Snake: Engi” even more enjoyable!

In Buddhist terminology, it refers to the “occurrence of ties.”

As I explained earlier, “lucky” in the title has nothing to do with “good luck.” This “luck” is a Buddhist term meaning “the origin of luck.” “The origin of the relationship” means “what kind of relationship did this story begin with?” In other words, “White Snake: Engi” means “How did the story of White Snake begin in the first place?” And refers to “White Snake: Episode 0.” Nowadays, the word “lucky” is rarely used in this sense, but a usage similar to this is found in high school textbooks.

“Engi Emaki” that appeared in Japanese history textbooks
Especially if you have learned Japanese history, you may have heard it once. It would be best if you were learning about picture scrolls of the so-called “Engi Emaki” genre, such as “Kitano Tenjin Engi Emaki.” “Engi Emaki” is a picture scroll that talks about “the origins and legends of each temple and shrine.” I think you can think of it as a secret story of the establishment, which contains the episode “What kind of relationship is the temple here now?” For example, there is a picture scroll called “Kiyomizudera Engi.” This is a summary of how Kiyomizu-Dera in Kyoto was created and what legends existed at that time. In the past, “Buddha” and “God,” as well as “temples” and “shrines,” were more respected to people than they are today. It is said that the existence of religion was broader and more profound in life than it is now and became the basis of people’s hearts.

Widely spread “God work episode.”

At the same time, temples and shrines and monks and practitioners who practiced there were also respected. It was believed that a well-trained monk could use Buddha’s power to lift a large rock that weighs hundreds of kilograms or to float and fly many bales of rice in the air. It is. If you practice by believing in God or Buddha, you will get such superhuman power, so even from that time, you will be a subject of respect. And, it is “Engi Emaki” that contains such “God work episodes.”

“Auspiciousness” is “Episode 0”

By saying, “At the time of the establishment of our temple, there was such a great monk, and he achieved such a great thing with his supernatural powers, so there is this temple now.” I think it was easy to convey and appeal to. The work “White Snake: Engi” consists of three parts: the beginning, the main story, and the last. The front and the last part of this is the story of the central part of “Shirojaden” and “Shirojaden: Episode 0” was told so that it would be sandwiched between them.

What kind of story is “Shirojaden” in the first place?

So what is the story of “Shirojaden” in the first place? It’s a reasonably famous story in China, but unfortunately, its popularity in Japan is still low. Therefore, even if you suddenly say “Episode 0”, many people do not know the story itself of “Shirojaden” at all. Just by holding down the synopsis, the content of the central part of the movie will become interesting at once, so I will also introduce the content of “The Tale of the White Serpent.” “Shirojaden” is “a woman who was originally a snake and became a human after training as a hermit, reunited with a human man who saved her life in the previous life after hundreds of years. It is a Chinese folk tale that says, “I fall in love despite the difficulties.”

The episode that “life was saved in the previous life.”

Initially, the heroine White and her sister Blue were just snakes, but they gained mysterious power by practicing hermits and became humans. It is a story that the connection from the previous life connects two people who transcend the race of snakes and humans. In “White Snake: Engi,” the episode “Saving lives in the previous life,” which is not mentioned in “White Snake,” is described. It is a unique work that cuts into the part not mentioned in the main story, “What kind of connection did the two people have in their previous lives?” Of course, you can enjoy watching the main movie without knowing anything. However, with just a little knowledge of “What is” Shirojaden “?” And “What is auspiciousness?”, You will be able to enjoy it even more. ― [Poverty University of Tokyo student, Fusegawa Tenma] ― [Fusegawa Tenma] Born in 1997. Even though he was born into a household with an annual income of 3 million yen, he devised an efficient study method and passed the University of Tokyo. The book “The University of Tokyo Saving Study Method,” which systematizes the know-how to achieve the maximum results at the minimum cost, and the enormous range and amount of studying for entrance exams, I noticed “Time to maximize cost performance” There is “The University of Tokyo Time Technique” that explains “how to use” (Twitter account: @Temma_Fusegawa)

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