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B: Good afternoon. Please be seated. Please tell us your name and where you are from.

Thank you. Well, my name is… I was born and brought up in Kobe. I’ve never lived outside Kobe, except during my stints for three times.

A: What is Shojin-ryouri?

It’s one of the dishes eaten by Buddhist priests. As the Buddhist doctrines teach, it contains no fish or meat. It’s a kind of vegetarian dish. It’s healthy food and low-caloried. Vegetables at their best are served. But nowadays, it has become an expensive meal.

(2番目の質問は全く覚えていないが、説明は出来ていると思う)

A: What is Genkan?

Genkan?

A: Yes, Genkan.

In Japan, we have two types, typical Japanese and western-style types. The Japanese type is made of two sliding doors. latticework with glass inside, in this type, even a dim light can pass through the glass, and those inside who receive guests can tell who they are. The western-style is just western-style. This place is very important in that we must give a good impression and show how happily we receive our guests, so we always keep it clean.

A: You said “three stints.” You must have been living abroad. Where did you live?

Yes, during my first and second stints I was living abroad, but during my third stint I was living in Tokyo.

A: Where did you live abroad?

The first was in Bolivia, and the second was in Indonesia.

A: Which was more impressive, I mean, which one did you like better?

I had a lot of bitter experiences in those countries. People in those countries are not so educated as we are, so I always had to explain everything to them. But my experiences overseas are very instrumental in guiding me toward a goal, better future, and …

Well, let’s get together another day and talk it on. Thank you.

Thank you very much.



 
 
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