A,B,C： Good morning!!
B：Please sit down.
Please tell us your name.
My name is ….
Where do you live?
I live in Amami island in Kagoshima prefecture.
C： Oh! That’s a beautiful island, isn’t it?
Yes, it is!
C： Now, I’m going to ask you some difficult questions.（difficultという言葉にドキドキ感がup ）
C： May I ask you some questions on the imperial family? What do you think about the position of the imperial family?
I think the imperial family, especially emperor or empress, is the symbol of Japan. There is some controversy over having empress these days. I think it is a good idea. If we have an empress, it means that Japan is the state where men and women are equal.
C： Now, I’d like to ask you another question about geta. What is the purpose of geta?
Purpose of geta.（historical backgroundなんて知らないよ?！！と頭が真っ白になる）Well, people wear geta when they wear kimono. Geta go well with kimono.
C： Do you know the purpose of geta? （また同じことを聞かれたので、あ?やっぱりさっきのじゃ答えになってなかったんだ…と慌てる）
Purpose… Well geta are good for health.
Yes, geta do no not cover your feet so you can relax and that is good for your health.（締めつけないから血行に良いのよと言いたかったのに、もたもたとうまく言えず落ち込む）
C：（納得していない感じで）I’ve read about geta and there seems to be a long history…
Yes, geta have a long history.
C： So I just wondered if there was some meaning or purpose.
I’m sorry I don’t know.（あっ禁句を言ってしまった！パニックになる）
C： Now, I’d like to ask you about obi. What is obi?
Obi is used to tighten kimono in the back. Obi for men and women differ in length, width and material. Especially, obi made of nishijin-brocade is fabulous. It’s very beautiful!!
C： （くすっと笑って）But isn’t it expensive?
Yes, very expensive.（私もにやりと笑い返す）
C： Young people these days use cell phones on the train. What do you think about it?
I think it is a very bad behavior. It may result in serious problem if someone with a cardiac problem is on the train.
C： Why do you think they use cell phones on the train?
I think it is because using cell phones has become a part of their culture and an indispensable means of communication.
C： If you have children, do you let them use cell phones?
…Yes （少し考えながら）If I have children, I would let them use cell phones with some restrictions.
C： OK. That’s all. Thank you! Have a nice day!（にっこり）
A,B,C： Thank you!!
（えっもう終り？という表情をしてしまう）Thank you for this opportunity.
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