A： Please sit down.
C： What is your name?
My name is ... （なぜか旧姓を言いかけた）no, ….
C： Where do you live?
I live in Suginami Ward, Tokyo.
A： OK. I am a tourist in Japan, and you are a tour guide. I’m going to ask you several questions. Are you ready? (にこやかに)
A： What is the Japanese climate like?
The Japanese climate … Well, Japan has four distinct seasons - spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Summer is very hot, and winter is very cold. But in spring and autumn, it’s very mild, and … mmm (過ごしやすいと言いたかったけれど出てこなかった). You can enjoy all the seasons. In each season, wherever you go, you can see beautiful scenery unique to that season.
A： All right. What is ショーガン？
A： In Japanese, shogun, maybe?
Oh,shogun! Well, we do not have a shogun now. He is a historical figure who existed until the Meiji Restoration in 1867. I think （自信がない顔をしてしまった）he was the top political figure. All the samurais in local districts paid respects to the shogun, and paid taxes. (文法はぐちゃぐちゃだったと思う) He was the leader of Japan along with the Emperor.
A： I see. Now, when and where can I see cherry blossoms?
It depends on where you are in Japan, but you can enjoy cherry blossoms everywhere in Japan in spring. Usually at the beginning of April you can see cherry blossoms. In Kyoto, they’re very beautiful, and in Tokyo, there are a lot of parks, and most of the parks have cherry blossoms. They are only …(１週間しか咲かない、と言いたかった) Well, you can enjoy cherry blossoms only for a week, they go off (違うはずCome off ？) (散る、という言葉が出なくて手でヒラヒラと散る様子をボディランゲージで) like this in a week, so you should check the situation on the news. (と言ってから、ちょっと印象が悪いかと思い) Or ask a tour guide like me, or a person in a hotel, and then go to see the cherry blossoms.
A： When do Japanese people wear kimonos?
We don’t usually wear kimonos. We wear kimonos on special occasions such
as weddings or on Coming of Age ceremonies, when girls who became, （間違えたと思い言い直した）become
20 wear kimonos.
A： Right. Thank you.
A：Thank you very much.
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