culture

Ghibli film commentary THE WIND RISES

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Ghibli film commentary Princess Mononoke

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ハナミズキ 花水木 hanamizuki

Hi all ! こんにちは Flowering dogwood is called ハナミズキ(花水木) hanamizuki 花水木 consisted of three Kanji characters. 花 はな ...
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柏餅かしわもち kashiwamochi

柏餅 かしわもち kashiwa mochi We eat Kashiwa mochi on Japanese children’s day, that is 5th May. However, for me...
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新学期・新年度

Hi, all. How's it going? In Japan, 新学期(新年度)が始まりました。 しんがっき(しんねんど)がはじまりました。 shingakki (shinnendo) ga hajimari ...
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八重桜 double cherry blossoms in rain

こんにちは! Hi! How's the weather today? 今日の東京は小雨です。 きょうのとうきょうは、こさめです。 In Tokyo, It is drizzling slightly today. ...
culture

In May — Satsuki and Mei,  two girls in the movie My Neighbor Totoro

Do you know Satsuki and Mei,  two girls in the movie My Neighbor Totoro? Actually, “Satsuki” さつき(皐月/五月)means the month ...
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さくら/サクラ/sakura cherry blossoms

Did you know? 桜咲く(さくらさく、サクラサク、sakurasaku) also means "passing the entrance exam." quite common metaphor.
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Sometimes vowels ‘i’ and ‘u’ can be omitted

Did you know...? Basically, we Japanese fully pronounce each vowel with equal stress accent, and with equal time leng...
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2 hrs heavy rain sounds in Tokyo

Heavy rain sounds in October recorded from a balcony of a flat located on the outskirts of Tokyo city. White noise he...
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