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2019年03月04日

Japanese Girls Festival

In my Japanese class for kids, we had a sweet snack cooking class for celebrating Japanese Girls Festival called Hina Matsuri.
The snack is made from a regular pancake mix but it is colored with green, pink and white.
The color is a specific meaning for Hina-Matsuri for wishing their luck and health.




Hinamatsuri IMG_0127.JPG
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2019年02月28日

Learning classic Japanese literatures is "a gold mine"

Learning classic Japanese literatures is "a gold mine"

I just started new private lessons for a graduate student from China.
The goal is to build reading skill for Japanese classic academic literatures.
She studies Chinese architectural history.
As you may know there are a lot of academic literatures about China written in Japanese.
From long time ago many Japanese people went to China and studied for their life time their great civilization and had reported them to Japanese government or the people.

It also helps a lot for modern Chinese people like my students who needs to study their own history from third person’s perspective.

However it would be very difficult even for Japanese native speakers like us to read many articles even written in 20th century.

Here are three main reasons.
First, they are written in many characters that we no longer use now.
Second, they are written in different grammar from our modern Japanese one even if it was written about just fifty years ago around World War Two.
Third, there are many differences between Japanese writing form and the speaking form.

That is why I am here to help you.
We have a good advantage as well.
It is that we can focus to build only Japanese reading skill. We do not need to learn conversation skill.

I had another graduate student from Yale University. She was also from China and had studied the forest environmental history of China.
She got a grant from her university for studying this.

Classic Japanese literature must be
a gold for you too!
Let’s go to the gold mine with me!
The adventure should be very exciting!

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2019年02月05日

Happy LUNA New Year 2019!

Happy LUNA New Year 2019!

新春(旧正月)
あけましておめでとうございます

Let's learn Japanese!
ねんが.png
Yasushi
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2019年01月20日

Japanese Business vocabulary 1

Yesterday my student asked me the difference between two business
words below.

恐れ入りますが(osore irimasu ga): excuse me but

恐れ入ります(osore irimasu):thank you for your understanding

I hope it works for you all!
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2019年01月10日

My favorite anime for this season

Hello,
I started watching my favorite anime called Mob-Psycho 100 season 2!

http://mobpsycho100.com/

Let's try!
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2019年01月01日

Happy New Year 2019!

Happy New Year 2019!

新春あけましておめでとうございます
Let's learn Japanese!
ねんが.png
Yasushi
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2016年03月29日

ベンチャー企業がお生徒さん

来週、日本に出張し、自社製品を営業する社員2名だけのベンチャーが俺の生徒。
社長と副社長、過労で眠たい中俺が彼らを訪れるのを待っている。
明日は最後のクラス。おれもしっかり準備せなあかんw
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2015年03月11日

keeping baggage service in Kyoto

keeping baggage service in Kyoto.

Here are the links below.
As for the first link, there are Japanese version as well as other languages.
The second link is written in Japanese, the only title is written in English though.

[京都駅から京都市内の宿] または [京都市内の宿から京都駅]、[京都市内の宿から宿]に
お荷物をお届けするデリバリーサービスが有料にてございます。
宜しければ下記アドレスをご参考下さいませ。

JR京都駅 キャリーサービス
http://carry-s.com/

JR京都駅新幹線 八条口デリバリーサービス
http://www.delivery-service.jp/travel_bag.html
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coinlockers info in Kyoto and Osaka (baggage locker,an automatic locker)

Konnichiwa mina-san,

I am writing you all some info for your reference.
It is about coinlocker in Kyoto and Osaka.
I hope it works for you all.
It is written in Japanese so I would like to explain that for our next class.
And you could search it in English also.

http://www.coinlocker-navi.com/
http://coinlockersearch.com/

新大阪駅の周辺(around Shin-Osaka station)
http://coinlockersearch.com/shinosaka.html
新大阪駅のコインロッカー情報→
http://www.hotwire.co.jp/onegai/mission-2o.html

祇園の周辺(around Gion area)
http://www.coinlocker-navi.com/kyoto/area/gion/
http://www.keihan.co.jp/en/station/pdf/162_gion-shijo.pdf

JR山陰本線 嵯峨嵐山駅(around Saga Arashiyama station)
http://www.coinlocker-navi.com/kyoto/eki/11614/1161407/
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g298564-i2712-k6881509-Coin_lockers_Saga_arashiyama_Or-Kyoto_Kyoto_Prefecture_Kinki.html
https://www.jr-odekake.net/eki/img/premises/0610704.pdf
嵯峨嵐山駅周辺のコインロッカー情報→ http://kyoto-arasiyama.com/898.html

Kehan line all stations
http://www.keihan.co.jp/traffic/safety/coinlocker-3.html
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2015年03月09日

Hina arare for a Girl's Festival

March 3rd was a Girl's Festival, so we ate a sweet rice cracker called hina-arare with the family.

hinaarare.JPG
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2015年03月08日

halal shops or something like that in Japan

I am writing this for the reference.
My friends who live in Japan sent me some links about halal shops or something like that in Japan.
There are some Japanese restaurants too.

I hope it works for Lily-san and Murat-san.
We could read some articles written in Japanese on this Monday.

west Japan
http://kyoto.travel/muslim/en/index.html

http://halaljapan.jp/muslim/restaurants

http://halal.shop-pro.jp/

http://www.kobebeef.co.jp/fs/kobebeef/c/halal

PARS CUICINE  神戸市中央区北長狭通り3-2-16 3階  JR神戸線元町駅3分  電話:050-5788-4715

食料品
KOBE HALAL FOOD (代表:カーン幸代=日本人?)。650-0004 神戸市中央区中山手通2-17-3 西島ビル1F。
電話078-241-1286。 e-mail : kobehalalfood at yahoo.co.jp

delivery
http://hararu-kitchen.com/obento/halal.html
https://jp.halalbento.tokyo/

east Japan
http://www.karaokemanekineko.jp/shop/kanto-area/tokyo/yotsuyasantyome.html
「カラオケ本舗まねきねこ四谷三丁目店」にはムスリムフレンドリーメニュー

http://www.raumen.co.jp/
新横浜ラーメン博物館内に出店している「こむらさき」と「NARUMI-IPPUDO」には
ムスリムフレンドリーメニューがあるそう

general info
http://www.muslim-guide.jp/
http://kyoto.travel/muslim/

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2015年02月18日

a Japanese ginger,ミョウガ

a Japanese ginger:ミョウガ

This morning I planted four strains Japanese ginger called "Myouga".
Because flowerpot is too small, I will plant transfer later.
I think Japanese ginger is important seasoning of Japanese.

ミョウガ植えた初日IMG_0725.JPG
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2015年02月16日

The Color of Sake: A Tasting of Clear Extravagance

Hello!
This is a quick information.
If you are in NYC area, here is a nice chance to enjoy tasting Japanese Sake.
Feb.17 6:30-9pm at Astor Center.

The link is Here.
http://colorofsake.com/
http://www.japansake.or.jp/sake/english/
I hope you enjoy it!
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塩麹づくり

どぶろくと、肴のつくりかたを、メールニュースでお知らせするために、
まずは、塩麹をつくって、それを写真撮影しました。

1週間後、これが完成したら、まずおつまみを作ってみます。

その後、どぶろくを仕込もうかと。
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2015年02月15日

JAPAN WEEK 2015 at Grand Central Terminal

Hello!
This is a quick information.
If you are in NYC area, here is a nice chance to enjoy some Japanese culture at Japan Week 2015!
Feb.18-20

Japan Week is a promotional tourism event organized by Japan National Tourism Organization.
Highlights include the new Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet train, delectable regional sweets in a "depachika" food emporium,
and an extravagant wedding kimono − the centerpiece of a luxury Japanese wedding.

You can get valuable travel advice and free literature and even enter to win free trips to Japan.
The link is Here.
http://japanweek.us/
I hope you enjoy it!
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2015年02月09日

Shojo Manga Exhibit and Mini-Symposium “Globalized Manga Culture and Fandom”

Hello!
This is a quick information.
If you are in NYC area, here is a nice chance to visit and see Japanese
Shojo Manga Exhibition run through to February 27.
The link is Here.
http://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/japanese/?p=662
Mini-Symposium “Globalized Manga Culture and Fandom” on Thursday, February 19.
Here.
I hope you enjoy it!
Yasushi
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2015年01月30日

Historical KANA usage

Since last December, I started again to learn Japanese Historical KANA usage.
It is my second time.
When I was a middle school student, I learned it.
The reason that I started it is to teach Japanese language more easily to absolute beginners.
Of course I don't need to explain them the Historical one,but if I know the Historical one more,
it is more easy for me to teach the beginners Japanese modern language.
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2015年01月19日

Japanese old Shinto shrine consolidation

During the winter vacation,I had read through a old Japanese book by Kindle.
The author was Kumagusu Minakata.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minakata_Kumagusu
The book was written about the consolidation of old Shinto shrine and the grove of the village shrines
.

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2015年01月18日

Japanese Shinto Shrine is a part of Animism

I'm very interested in such an animism.
Because I was born in and have grown in Japan, especially I had been affected from a kind of Classic Shinto.
My ancients had adored a gigantic stone at the Tamaki surine in ,Wakayama,Japan.
Very naturally I also have adored the one.

つまりアニミズムておもろいから、古神道について知りたい。
巨大な岩とかをご神体にして尊んできた人と、それをふつうに共有する自分自身とか
おもろい現象や。
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