Tora! Tora! Tora! Toro? Toro? Toro?
Blog guy, you’ve had a lot of photos lately of Spanish bullfighters getting tossed around and trampled. So like, is there any chance they’ll run out of them soon?
That would be nice, but I’m afraid not. See, they’re importing them from Asia now.
Pretty much. Here are some photos of Taira Nono, an apprentice bullfighter from Japan in southern Spain over the weekend.
How do you suppose Japanese guys get interested in that?
I think it’s a mistranslation. thing. The Japanese have that word tora…
Like the Jewish scriptures?
No, that’s Torah. Tora means tiger in Japanese, and toro is bull in Spanish. You can see the confusion. So when a bull comes out instead of a tiger, it actually seems like a pretty good deal to this guy. Once he texts his fellow tiger-fighters back home, watch out!
But why would serious Spanish bullfighting fans come to see a guy named Nono?
I believe they thought they were coming to a Bono concert.
Japanese apprentice bullfighter Taira Nono prepares to perform a pass to a bull during a bullfight in Torremolinos, Spain, August 2, 2009. REUTERS/Jon Nazca