受験者( 01 ):女性
 

A: Please put your bag and coat on the table, and please sit down.(後ろのテーブルに置く)
A,B:Hello.(にこにこ)

Hello.(にこにこ)
A: Please tell me your name?

My name is XXX.
A: And where are you from?

I am from .....i city.
B: I'd like to ask you some questions. I hear that many people are fond of Mt.Fuji. How can I go to Mt.Fuji from Tokyo?

(この会場は福岡ですが?!しかし顔に出さず、にこにこしながら)You may take the "Shinkansen", the bullet train to go nearby Mt.Fuji, and then take a bus.
B: What is a shinkansen?

A shinkansen is a bullet train.
B: I see. And what differences are there than taking a bus rather than a shinkansen?

Shinkansen takes much shorter time for transportation than by bus. For shinkansen, it takes 1-2 hours to go to the station in Shizuoka prefecture(本当は新富士と答えたかったが”富士吉田”が頭から離れず、このような形で回答) where Mt.Fuji is located while the bus takes about 4-5 hours to reach nearby Mt.Fuji.(Aの日本人女性試験管も納得してくれた様子、そして用紙にチェックしていました。そして、まだBと目が合っていたので以下を付け加えた) And it is good to go on summer seasons because in winter seasons, you may not be able to climb the mountain because of the snow.
B: How about the prices?

I assume that buses are much cheaper, I'm sorry but I don't know the price so I will just have to check.(素直に調べると伝え、納得してくれました。)
B: I hear that there were samurai, and I am very interested. Can you tell me one of the samurai in the Edo period?

Ieyasu Tokugawa is very famous because he was the first shogun of the Tokugawa government in the Edo period.
B: Ah! Were there other people living besides samurai?

Yes, there were commoners, and in the late Edo period, there were many famous artists such as Ukiyoe painter. Ukiyoe is woodblock printing.
B: Ah ukiyoe!

And commoners, and...yes commoners.(浮世絵で良い反応していたので、浮世絵の話へと展開しようと思い、話をcommonersで止めました。そして少しずつ、300選の内容を説明しようと思いましたが)
B: Can you buy ukiyoe paintings?

(It depicts the ~や作者の北斎、広重など説明したかったのですが)You can buy a copy of ukiyoe paintings, but not the original pieces. The original paintings can be seen at museums. Sometimes, you may have a chance to buy them at auctions, but they are very expensive.
B: I hear Japanese people likes taking a bath. How often do Japanese take baths?

Most Japanese takes bath almost everyday. The difference in taking a bath compared with western people (Bが話にのっている様子) is that you wash your body outside the bathtub instead of inside(手振りで説明). And everyone in the family uses the same warm water, so you should not drinse (drainと言いたかったが出てきませんでした。つまずき、drinseという言葉を作ってしまったが、わかってくれていた様子。) the bathtub, and try to keep the warm water as clean as possible.
B: How about public baths? Do people still go to public baths?

These days, people take baths at their own home, but still, people go to public baths for communication and as gathering place. Also, since Japanese loves to take a bath, people go out to hot-spring resort areas (Ahという感じで納得していた) and enjoys sightseeing, and afterwards, soak themselves in the nice warm water.
B: That's about it. Thank you.
A: Thank you.

Thank you.

 

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