B:Please tell me your name.
My name is .......... .
B: Where are you from today?
I'm from ............ City, ............ Prefecture.
A: Would you please explain about the rainy season in Japan?
Japan has four-clear cut season with the rainy season between Spring
and Summer. Japanese climate is influenced by winter and summer
monsoon, geography, ocean current and topography. （気候についても付け加えたので、再度）
A: What is the rainy season like?
It is different from year to year. It continues raining every day,
but sometimes it has no rain. In this case, we have the heavy rainy
at the end of the rainy season. It causes a big damage.
A: How did Japan modernize after the Meiji Restoration?
When the last Tokugawa Shogun, Yoshinobu gave up his power, he returned
it to the imperial court. Before Meiji Restoration, Japan took the
policy of isolation. After Japan opened the door to the western
countries, a lot of western culture flew into Japan and gave an
influence on many aspects of Japanese culture such as fashion, eating
A: How did it give an influence on living?
People used to sleep on Tatami, but some people began to sleep on
the bed, and living chair.
A: How about clothing?
People wear Kimono everyday.
Yes, women. (ここで男性もと階級によってランクの違う着物を着ると付け加えればよかったと後で思いました。）
Women wear a long robe with a long sleeve. Usually, people wear
kimono made of cotton and Kimono made of silk on happy occasion.
A: What is the biggest difference between Shrines and Temples?
Japanese people go to shrines for ceremonial occasions such as wedding,
celebration of birth and New Year worship.
On the other hand, people visit temples for funerals, memorial service
and other events. This is the biggest difference.
A: Are there any restrictions for Japanese (宗教に関して）?
Suppose I am a Buddhist, I can still go to shrines.
There are no restrictions for Japanese on religion at all.
A: Now, this is the last question.
Suppose I am visiting here in Kyoto, which temples should I visit?
Well, Kyoto or Nara? （奈良の方がよく行くので聴いてみたら
A: Yes, Kyoto.
If it is the first visit to Kyoto, you should, I mean, you had better
visit Kiyomizu temple and another temple, Kinkakuji temple, known
as the "Golden Pavilion".
Thank you very much.