3 most common helpful Japanese words ~For super beginners in Japanese~

Today most foreign tourists in Japan usually have a cell phone, so it seems to be easy to get various kinds of information such as famous sightseeing spots and restaurants. Translation sites also may help them a lot. However, they might need locals’ help while travelling. You might be confused when you come across Japanese manners. The picture above shows… Continue reading 3 most common helpful Japanese words ~For super beginners in Japanese~

Imperial burial mound “Kofun” in Takatsuki, Osaka

Takatsuki is a city located just at the halfway point between Osaka and Kyoto.  Both JR and Hankyu express trains stop at it.  There are large shopping areas around the station, mountains in the northern areas, and large rivers running through the city.  And also Takatsuki has a long history from ancient times.  Today, I’d like to introduce Takatsuki from… Continue reading Imperial burial mound “Kofun” in Takatsuki, Osaka

The words which express Japanese spirit ;おもてなし (Omotenashi), いただきます(Itadakimasu), ご馳走様(Gochisosama), 侘(wabi), 寂(sabi) and 花冷え(Hanabie)

The Japanese language has a lot of beautiful and particular words and also has deep meaning.  I want foreigners who are interested in Japanese to know, so let me introduce some words. The word “おもてなし (Omotenashi)” was used when Tokyo took part in the competition to get the right to hold the Olympics.  So maybe it is known even by… Continue reading The words which express Japanese spirit ;おもてなし (Omotenashi), いただきます(Itadakimasu), ご馳走様(Gochisosama), 侘(wabi), 寂(sabi) and 花冷え(Hanabie)

Welcome to Japanese “Onomatopoeia-Sound Expression” World !!

Do you know what an onomatopoeia is? If you have read Japanese manga, you would have seen a lot of them there. This time, I’ll introduce the differences of onomatopoeias between English and Japanese by talking about some words and some unique Japanese onomatopoeia. 1. What is “Onomatopoeia”? Onomatopoeia is the process of creating a word that phonetically imitates, resembles,… Continue reading Welcome to Japanese “Onomatopoeia-Sound Expression” World !!

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