Koushien

9093884Koushien is one of the big events of baseball for Japanese high school students. They play a game to be the top of high school. This match is held in every spring and summer but main is summer because senior students will retire. They practiced every day for this match. 47 prefecture’s champions will play a match at Koushien. To go to Koushienn, play with team members and be a winner are their drems. I want to go and watch the game once!! If you like baseball, you should check it out.

また今年も甲子園の季節がやってきました!

Edamame

Edamame is famous abroad. Many Japanese love Edamame. It matches with all kind of alcoholic drinks, especially beer. People in overseas love Edamame too because it is really healthy food. Many foreigners searched a lot about Edamame. They cook a soup, gill like a meat and put Edamame paste on bread. We can see how foreigners love Edamame. It is a little bit long movie, but please check it out!! In Japan, we can eat Edamame easily. However, we cannot see it in Boston. That is strange imagefor me!

今、海外で枝豆がブームになっていて、webの検索ワードがすしの次に多いそうです

The World Cup Is Over

ワールドカップ 開会式

I am going to talk about World Cup. The World Cup is over.
ジャパン ワールド
I saw the nearly games at  my house or sometimes went to sports bar. Japan missed advance to the knockout-stage.
I was shocked. However, I was so impressed. Because of that, they are tied firmly bond of Japan team. Nagatomo dropped tears at press conference. We knew he entrapped his all for this World Cup, When I watched his press conference.  Also, I enjoyed watching the supporters of all the countries. I could see cultures of each country. I stayed up late for a few weeks. However, I really enjoyed world cup this year. I am looking forward next world cup.
四年に一度の世界のサッカーの式典が幕を閉じた。

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。

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。

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.

TABILABO

TABILABO is the good Website to connect with the world and Japan. We can simulate the trip around the world on the Website. TABILABO posts some articles everyday. If we access the this Website, we can know what happened in the world. TABILABO started up on February 22th this year. The target of TABILABO is from teenagers to the first half of the 30s. Before going on a trip, we often go to a travel agency. However, it offers just pamphlets so we cannot examine specific images. If we check TABILABO before going on the trip, it is easy to image a country. For example, we can understand cultures and social problems in the country through TABILABO. I recommend that you will check it out when you go on a trip abroad.

旅ラボは世界と日本をつなぐことを目的とした、新感覚のメディアでわる。