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B: Good morning.

Good morning.

B: Please tell me your name and address.

Yes, my name is ×××. I come from Kobe, Hyogo prefecture.

B: Nice to meet you.

Nice to meet you.

B: Kobe… far, isn’t it? (他の試験官もうなずいていた) How long did it take?

Yes, it took about one and a half hours. I got up so early today.

B: Yes, thank you for coming.

Thank you.

A: So let me ask some questions. OK?

Yes.

A: please tell us about Japanese climate.
Japanese climate…there are four seasons in Japan. They are spring, summer, autumn, and winter. We also have a rainy season called ”tsuyu” between spring and summer. The season is unique to Japan and we have a lot of rain in the season.

A: Please tell us another characteristic of Japanese climate.

Yes, we have TAIFU, typhoon. It usually comes in September and October.

A: Now let me ask the question about history. Please tell the name of SHOGUN until when …(はっきり覚えていない、とにかく質問を聞きなおして、将軍について話すんだと理解した)

SHOGUN…yes. Shogun usually refers to the military dictator. Tokugawa Ieyasu, is the first and founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate. The period when the Tokugawa Shogunate ruled the whole country by using a strong power of samurai warriors, is called “the Edo period”, and lasted for a long time.

A: How long did it last?

Oh, let me see…very long…(全然思い出せない!!!何代将軍で、とか言いたいのに、せめて何年くらい続いたか考えるけど…) about 100…no?

A: Maybe 300 years.

300, yes, sorry, I have to study more. (と言ったけど多分聞こえていない…)

A: OK. Let’s move on to the next question. When do Japanese people wear kimono?

Kimono, I love wearing kimono. These days many Japanese wear kimono only on a few occasions such as new year holidays, wedding receptions. However, on Coming-of- Age Day, a large number of young women wearing kimono can be seen.

A: You like wearing kimono? How often do you wear kimono?

Except in summer, I wear kimono once or twice a month.

A: When do you wear KIMONO?

When I meet my friends or go to see kabuki, I usually wear kimono.

A: Please tell us about the story of kimono, or recommend wearing kimono.

Yes. A long, long time ago, about 15 years ago, I worked for the clothing company, and belonged to the trading division. So we often invited some foreign guests and clients to the party. On such occasions, I wore kimono.? Our foreign guests were surprised.

A: Oh, really? Why were they surprised? Kimono was beautiful?

I suppose that they had never seen a real kimono, a real woman wearing kimono. (無茶苦茶だ)

A: I see. Thank you.
(試験官Cにめくばせ)

C: それでは、最後に日本語で質問をします。お答えも日本語で結構です。

はい。

C: あなたが通訳ガイドのなったら、どのようなガイドを目指したいですか。どんなガイドになりたいと思っていますか。

はい、詳しい状況はわかりませんが、また、もう一度来てもらえるような。たとえば、レストランなどでもそうだと思いますが、おいしかったところにはまた行きたいと思います。それと同じように、「また、永田さんにお願いしたい」と思ってもらえるような、リピートしてもらえるようなガイドになりたいと思っています。

A,B,C: (なんとなく全員で)Thank you. ありがとうございました。

どうも、ありがとうございました。

 
 
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