受験者(14): 女性

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B,A: Hello.(にこにこしている)

Hello. May I put my bag here? (後ろにあるイスをさし)

A: Please. Please have a seat.

Thank you.

B: Please tell us your name and where you live.

My name is ○○. I'm originally from Kanagawa prefecture, but now I live in Tochigi prefecture.(緊張してして余計な事を話してしまった…)

A: OK…First of all, I'd like to hear your opinion. I've had this impression that in Tokyo, there are many clean public places, compared with my hometown, public restrooms are clean, train stations are clean...Why do you think many public places are clean in Tokyo?

Well...I'm glad to hear that public places are clean in Tokyo. Because it's good for tourism. But anyway I think many Japanese are beginning to realize that they can start small things to help preserve the environment...In the past, Japanese people had a different reputation, It was said that Japanese social behavior is based on so-called "the inside - outside concept." They would place a lot of importance on home, because home is a part of the inside. It is kept clean, but some Japanese would not consider very much of public places...But it looks like things are changing. Again, I'm glad that you have that impression...clean Tokyo...

B: (笑ってる)OK.

A: OK. Our next question. Sumie...Ah, your name is Su・mi・e right?

Yes, it's Sumie.

A: You said you live in Tochigi. Please tell me about Popular...nice place to visit in Tochigi. If I visit there, where would you recommend as a tourist site?

Well, I'd recommend that you visit Nikko National Park. We have this wonderful tourist attraction in our prefecture, in Nikko, you can enjoy both man-made beauty is...Toshogu-Shrine which is dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu,
the first Shogun during the Edo period. And a good example of natural beauty would be... beautiful cedar forest, which is surrounding that Toshogu shrine and Chuzen-ji ko...Lake Chusenji. It's a great place to visit, so I really recommend that you visit Nikko!
(練習していた答えなのでうれしくてニコニコして答えた。)

A,B: (ニコニコ笑ってる…)

B: OK. Thank you.

A: (Bに向かって… "Anything you'd want to ask? みたいな事を聞いている…")

A: OK. The last question. I'm going to ask some Japanese thing. What is Butsudan?

Oh...Butsudan is a kind of Buddhist alter...a small Buddhist alter, Many Japanese homes have a Buddhist alter or a small shinto shrine...or sometimes both. Anyway on Buddhist alter, we put flowers, food and sometimes drink....
such as Sake.

A: Don't you put incense? Incense sticks??

Oh, yes. Thank you. It’s very important. We offer incense, too. Usually in the morning, we put incense and we offer food...and pray...pray for happiness. We do for the...ancestor worship.(300選になかったのでちょっとあわててしまった。線香の事を言い忘れてしまった。でもしようがない。笑顔だけは絶やさないようにしよう…)

A: OK.(Bにこれで終わりで良いか確認した。)That's all.
Thank you very much.

(出口のドアが重いので "Make sure you push it really hard" といった事を言っていた)

Thank you very much. I enjoyed. a lot. Have a nice day.

A,B: Thank you.




 
 
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