受験者( 09 ):女性
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Hello!
AB:Hello.
B:Pleaese put your bag anywhere and have a seat.
Thank you.
B: Is it freezing out side?
Yes! I went to toilets twice after I reach here(トイレットよりbathroomというべきだった…)
B: We are freezing, too.
Oh really? Even air conditioner is working?
B:Yes.
(場が和んだ感じ)
A: Please tell me your name.
My name is .........
A: Where do you live?
I live in Kyoto
A: Which part of Kyoto?
Katsura.
A: Oh Katsurarikyu is in Katsura.
Yes
A: Please explain Katsurarikyu.
(こんなこともあろうかと出かけるまえにネットでしらべて良かった)
Katsurarikyu is Katsura Imperial villa built in the middle of 17th century by Hachijo-no-miya Toshihito.
A: Why do Japanese people like Cherry blossom?
(丸暗記していたのを述べたが、これでよかったのかと不安になる)
Cherry blossom viewing was an old custom that was started by Heian nobility and later spread to the common people. Cherry blossoms or sakura can be found anywhere throughout the Japan and most numerous flowering trees. They are beautiful when they are in full bloom and last for only a short time. This is why Japanese people love sakura and it has featured in so much poetry and literature.
A: What is another flower besides sakura in Japan?
Well....(困った)
We like lily called Yuri in Japanese. Sometimes beautiful women are described as lily for her beauty.
(試験管Aはしきりに笑顔でうなずいてくれている)
A: You are a guide, and foreign tourists want to go shopping to the complex, where do you recommend?
I recommend they go to the department stores located in Shijo-Kawaramachi in Kyoto. They can buy souvenirs to their country like a folding fan or lacquered crafts. They can also buy cloths and traditional Japanese food at the basement. (デパ地下って言いたかったけど、basementで合っているのか不安になる)
A: Why don't Japanese wear kimono?
(つい聞きそびれてもう一度聞く。丁寧にもう一度言ってくれた)
In my opinion, kimono is expensive. It is also hard to put on and move around in. So many Japanese prefer Western cloths rather than wearing kimono.
A: When did Japanese quit wearing kimono?
Well, people quit wearing kimono after Meiji Restoration.
Japanese began to wear Western cloths and cut their hair like Western style and eat Western food.
A: What else happened after the Meiji Restoration?
Japan is learning about European country and became a modern nation.
A: What is negative thing?
(本当に困った)
Well, it has been long after the Meiji Restoration, I think Japanese family has changed increasing nuclear family, and Japanese are losing modesty that Japanese used to have.
A: Please explain about Japanese gardens.
Japanese garden is a landscape garden composed of ponds, trees and other natural objects. Kairakuen in Mito is one of the three famous landscape gardens in Japan. Plum festival is famous and held from February 20 through March 31.(例を出そうと思っていきなり偕楽園だけ出してしまった)
B: What is Rock garden?
(Rock garden?って思ったが、枯山水としか思えなくて枯山水を説明してしまった。)
Daitokuji and Ryuanji are famous as rock gardens. Rock gardens are called Karesansui in Japanese and mainly composed of rocks and sand. The rock represents island and water, while the sand represents water.
B: In Ryoanji temple, why are there fifteen rocks?
(やっと試験官Bに質問されたと思ったら鋭い質問で、まったく
答えをしらないので質問を返してしまった。)
Is there any meaning?
B: Yes. Why are there 15, not 10 or 20?
Actually I do not the meaning of 15 rocks, but I heard on TV that there is a meaning odd number, but I do not know why. I am sorry.
(もっと、家帰ってから調べます、とか虎の子渡しっていうですよね?とか前向きなことや知ってること言えばよかったと後悔。試験官二人「あーあ」っていう感じに見えた)
A: That's all. Thank you.
Thank you. (かばんを取り、ドアから出るときにもう一度Thank you と一礼した)
<感想>
早めに会場に行ったら、ラウンジが寒かった。部屋に案内されてドアの外のいすで待っている間も寒くて、他の受験者がトイレに立っていたので、私も案内係りに聞いて行った。
部屋の外で待っている間、他の部屋の試験管の声が所々聞こえたが、何を言ってるかは全く聞き取れなかった。一部屋、よく笑う女性の試験官がいるらしく廊下に笑い声が響き渡っていた。
試験官B始終ニコニコうなずいてくれていたので、やりやすかったが、最後の質問にはやられた。試験官Aは私の答えに反応するわけでもなく、質問に徹しているようだった。二人ともベテランガイドに見えて、下手なことは言えない、という意味で緊張した。
振り返ってみると、やたら質問項目が多かった。
奇跡でいいので、合格したい!
ハローの皆様、ありがとうございました。

 

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