Okinawa

 

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I’m going to talk about Okinawa. My father is from Okinawa so I know a little bit that culture. Okinawa is a little different from Tokyo or Osaka.

Okinawa is the most famous resort place in Japan. It has really beautiful beach and ocean. Okinawa has only one monorail. That’s why almost all adults have a driver license. And also they don’t like walking so they often use taxies. That price is cheaper than Tokyo.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Okinawan people us592457e74b3922f4046bf40a6549eb5cually eat Goya. It’s a bitter vegetable. It looks like sponge gou

rd.  They mix Goya and spam pork. I think it is the most famous food in Okinawa.

沖縄は日本で一番有名なリゾート地であり、東京や大阪とは異なる文化をもっている。

Beer Garden

Have you ever been to “Beer garden”?
In summer we can go to many beer garden in Japan.
Today I will introduce about beer garden which is located in Yokohama.
“Bay side beer garden” is famous about varieties of beer. The theme is “World cruising”, so you can enjoy many kinds of beer. And you can also enjoy foreign food there.
Let’s enjoy beer during the summer vacation!

ビアガーデンにいったことがありますか?
横浜のベイサイドビアガーデンは世界のビールと料理が楽しめるおすすめの場所です。夏休み中にビールを楽しんでみてはどうでしょう。
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Shaved ice season has come.

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Summer has come. Did you eat shaved ice this summer? I will introduce about famous shaved ice shop in Tokyo.
“ひみつ堂” is located in Daito-ku. The most famous menu is “strawberry milk”. Mr.Morinishi who is a shopkeeper of “ひみつ堂” produced addictive free syrup, and he uses hand powered shaved ice machine.
The price of “strawberry milk” is 600 yen.
Why don’t you go to “ひみつ堂” and enjoy the shaved ice?

もうかき氷食べた?
今回紹介するのはひみつ堂という有名店。
台東区に位置するひみつ堂のいちごみるくは絶品らしい。
600円でたべられるので、この夏こだわりのかき氷を食べてみては?

Trend of Yukata

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These days we can see many varieties of Yukata. Today, I would like to write about Trend of Yukata. This year’s trend is classical patterns.
If you want to buy classical patterns, I recommend “ふりふ”.
“ふりふ” is a specialty store of Kimono and Yukata.
There are 4 shops in Tokyo(池袋・吉祥寺・渋谷・調布)and you can buy Yukata on-line.
The price is little expensive, but you can find your favorite one!
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今年の浴衣トレンドは古典柄。
古典柄の浴衣を買うならふりふをおすすめする。
値段は少々高めだが,きっとお気に入りをみつけられるだろう。

the Best bathing place in Japan

In japan, 3rd Monday of July is a national holiday. It called Marine day(海の日).
After the Marine day many people go to the sea, because water temperature become warm. So let me introduce about the best bathing place(海水浴場) in Japan.
Nisihama beach is known for the most beautiful beach in Japan. It is located in Hateruma island. It takes 5 or 6 hours from Tokyo to Hateruma island. It is not so far, but you have to take not only airplane but also ship and bus.
There are not so many building or people in Hateruma island, so you can just relax and enjoy the Nishihama beach.

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Osaka

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Have you ever been to Osaka? I go to there twice a year. I really like Osaka. Osaka has Universal Studio Japan. This summer Universal Studio Japan opened Harry Potter area. Too many tourists will go there. I think that area will be too crowded. If you want to go there, you will go after summer vacation. I recommend you will go there this fall.

 

I also recommen500_26537320d Daruma. It is pieces of pork shop. It is really famous shop in Japan. Many people line up to eat it in front of the shop. It is located Dotonbori. It is not so cross to Universal Studio Japan. It ta
kes about 30 minutes. If you will go Osaka, please go both places.

今夏、ユニバーサルスタジオジャパンではハリーポッターアリアが開設され、大いににぎわっている。大阪へ行くなら、ユニバーサルスタジオジャパンとだるまに行くことをお勧めする。

Funassi, Tomachan and Kobaton are character

 

th (1)Do you know Funassi? It is really famous character in Japan. It is from Funabashi Chiba. Every city and prefecture has like this character. Every character is based on famous things or symbol in each city and prefectures.

 

My city’s character is “Tomachan”. Tomachan means Tomato. My city is famous place to grow tomatoes. My prefecture’s character is “Kobaton”. Kobaton means

 

Shirakobato. Shirakobato is kind of pigeon and it is a symblol of peace in Saitama.

 

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I heard America doesn’t have like this characters. Is that ture? Japanese people really like cute things. That’s why we made like this characters.

日本の各県、各街ではキャラクターがいる。日本人はかわいいものが好きだからきっとこのようなキャラクターをつくったのだろう。

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Tomioka Silk Mill

 

3189185I’m going to talk about Tomioka Silk Mill. Tomioka Silk Mill is in Gunma, Japan. It became a world heritage last month. We can see that mill so many tourist go there.

Tomioka Silk Mill was founded in 1872. It was Meiji period in Japan. At that time, Japan was the Meiji Restoration so the mill produced too many silks and exported to Europe and the United States. The mill was so busy and didn’t have enough workers so too many women worked there like slaves.

10000147_3460_1I heard “Ah Nomugi Touge” was showed about women who working at Tomioka Silk Mill. It was old movie so I didn’t real information.

富岡製糸場は今年6月に新たに世界遺産に登録された、新名所である。

 

Hashikko Bento

imageHashikko Bento is one of lunch box, but it is unusual. It is not meal but also cake. That’s container is like meal lunchbox.

When the pastry chefs make the cake , the remnants of cakes are always left, so the pastry chefs make the lunch box by the remnants of cakes.

It looks very unique. You can buy cakes reasonably and eat many kinds of cake.
Some stores began sell Hashikko Bento. If you find Hashikko Bento, you should try it.

 

Panama

sentg_pancanpanI watched a TV program which was about Pamana. Panama is the southernmost country of Central America and the whole of North America. So the weather is like the weather in Hawaii, It’s really comfortable to live. Many tourists from other countries go to Panama because English and Spanish are spoken there. There are many beautiful beaches, and also Panama is famous for Panama canal (canal de Panama).  It is a 77.1-kilometre  ship canal in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean  to the Pacific Ocean. The canal cuts across the Isthmus of Panama and is a key conduit for international maritime trade. I can’t believe that the canal was made many years ago, but it is still amazing. I really want to visit Panama before I die.