B： Hello. Put your bag and coat on the chair, and please sit down.
B： Please tell us your name.
My name is ….
B： Where are you from?
I’m from …-cho in Nara Prefecture.
It is located near the border between Osaka and Nara Prefectures.
A： Oh, I like Nara very much. OK, I’m going to ask you some questions. Let’s suppose I’m a foreign tourist who has just arrived at Kansai International Airport. Where would you take me first from there?
Well, I would take you to Osaka Castle first.
Because it is an elaborately constructed structure. The castle has a long history. It was built hundreds of years ago by the warrior named Toyotomi Hideyoshi. And there are many trees with blossoms in its garden. So many tourists visit there.
A： Oh, that makes me want to visit Osaka Castle. By the way, there is an NHK building near Osaka Castle. What do you think about NHK?
A： OK, next. Please tell me the difference between shrines and temples.
There are many shrines and temples in Japan. Shrines are places where
Shinto gods are enshrined. In the precincts of a Shinto shrine, there
are a red-painted torii, that is, a gateway to a shrine, and a pair of
stone guardian dogs called komainu. Temples are Buddhist temples. In temples,
there are Buddhist statues, artifacts, and beautiful architecture. Some
temples and shrines are very popular. Many tourists visit there.
A： OK. That’s it for today. Your English is excellent. I enjoyed the conversation.
Thank you for interviewing me. Good-bye, and thank you.
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