A&B: Good morning.
B: Please have a seat.
B: What your name?
My name is ….
B: Which city are you living in?
I am living in …
A: （Bを見て）Oh, you are living in the same city!（笑いが起こり）…So, let me
ask you some questions. Where do you recommend visiting in Kyoto?
I would recommend you to visit Kiyomizu Temple … and Heian Shrine
A: What is the difference between Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples?
The difference is that … Shinto shrines have a torii gate which
is regarded as a barrier from evil spirits.（Bうなずく）
A: Thank you. I am now at the Tokyo station and want to see Mt.
Fuji. How should I do to get there?
You can go there by Shinkansen, bullet train.
A: How long does it take?
I think it takes one hour or something.（知らないので適当…）
A: How much does the ticket cost?
（本当に知らないので、新大阪-東京間が14,000円位だったことから推測して）It costs about…ten thousand
yen, or something.(今思えば高い…しかも同じフレーズで…)
A: Can I climb Mt. Fuji in this season?
I am afraid not. It is too cold. But you can in summer. Actually,
I climbed Mt. Fuji two years ago.
A: Oh! Was it tough?
Yes, it was very tough since it was my first time to climb Mt. Fuji.
But we could see very beautiful sunrise from the top.
A: Could you sleep on the mountain?
No, I couldn’t, but we took a nap before we started climbing.
A: （笑顔でそれはちょっと大変そうねぇという事を言いながら）Next question. What is the most important
news among Japanese currently?
Well…(考える)…I think it is that the birth rate is declining, and the
A: Do you think if it is the problem that people are concerned about?
Yes, I think many people are concerned about this issue.
A: Next question. What Japanese people eat for breakfast?
I think most people eat rice and miso soup for breakfast. And some
people eat bread and Westernized foods.
A: How about people that eat cereal?
I do not think there are so many people who eat cereal. But if you
go to the supermarket, you can find a variety kind of cereals.
A: Thank you. Next, how often do Japanese people take a bath?
Bath…I think people take a bath or shower most everyday.
A: Why so often?
I think it is because it is very humid especially in summer time
in Japan so people want to keep them clean.
A: When people take a bath or shower?
Most people take a bath or shower in the evening.
A: Next question. I would like to attend the tea ceremony. Where
can I do? （予想問題的中！）
You can attend the tea ceremony in the tea house which is located
in the traditional Japanese landscape garden in a temple.
A: Thank you, I think I can go. Next, can you tell me what people
were there except for Samurai in the Edo period?
Except for Samurai…there were common people and merchant people.
A: OK…merchants. Then please tell me what you would do if your family
lived in the Edo period. (私の理解では「あなたの家族が江戸時代にいたとしたら何をしていた？」と聞こえたが、本当にそんな不思議な質問するのかな〜と思ってもう一度聞き返す。)
I am sorry. Could you please paraphrase it?（2次対策講座での先生のコメントが役に立ちました！）
A: What would you do if your family lived
in the Edo period?（何度聞いてもわからない）
Do you mean my family?（いいかげん失礼である…）
All right. Let me see…my family…(思い浮かばない、さっき商人と言ったので、その方面で想像することにした。)
My father is selling something. （前日に、外国の方を大阪の住まいのミュージアムにお連れした際に、歩いた江戸の商家の並びを思い出す…浮かんできたのは浮世絵を売る本屋さんだったので）Oh!
My family is a bookstore.（そうなの！という驚いた顔をされるA） We are selling Ukiyoe
A: All right. Thank you. Interview finished early than you except,
Thank you very much!!