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B:そちらに荷物を置いてください。

A: Good Morning.

Good Morning.

A: Please sit down.

Thank you.

B: Please tell your name.

My name is…

A: Where are you from?

I live in…

A: Ok.

A: I want to see sakura. When can I see sakura?
Sakura blooms in early or middle April in usual years.

A: Where should I see sakura?

I would recommend Kyoto, especially the Arashiyama area. Itis a good place to see sakura.
There are many sakura and traditional temples, so you can enjoy sakurra viewing and a classic atmosphere of the temples at the same time.

A: I’m staying near Kyoto station. Is Arashiyama far form Kyoto station?

It is relatively near the station. You can use both train and bus services to get there.

A: Does it take time?

Maybe it takes about 15 minutes by train. So, I do not think it takes so long.

A: I left my purse in the taxi. What should I do?

If you can find a small police box called “koban”, please visit there and you should report your lost purse. If you cannot find it, please visit a shop or the station around there. I guess they cannot speak English,(それは困ったという顔をされる), but since Japanese people tend to be kind to a person in trouble, they should be able to call the police instead of you.(微笑んでもらえる)

A: Who do you think is the most important person in Japanese history?

(小さい声で)Tough question? (微笑)
I think Prince Shotoku is the most important person in Japanese history since he is the first person to say that a harmony among people is important. Even now we cherish his idea of keeping a harmony and his idea puts much influence on Japanese way of thinking and behaving. That is why I think he is the most important person.

A: Did he become an emperor?

No, he did not, but he assisted the emperor. (empressだと後で気づく). Also he was a great politician and created Japan’s first written constitution called the 17- article constitution.

A: What occasion do Japanese wear Kimono? 

At tea ceremonies or other traditional events such as exhibitions of ikebana or traditional Japanese-style flower arrangement, Japanese, especially women wear kimono.

A: I want to try wearing a kimono. Where can I do that?

There are some shops where you can try wearing a maiko or Geisya style kimono and have commemorative photos taken by a professional phtotographer in Kyoto, though it is a little bit expensive. (ここで一つ思い出す) Excuse me, I remember one more. In the Nishijin area, there is the Nishijin Kimono Hall and there you can try a kimono and even go out, keeping on the kimono. Additionally, it is for free, I think. (10年前の情報なので、確かでは無いが面接官の人は皆へぇ、といった様子。。。)

C: ここからは日本語で結構ですので、質問にお答えください。ガイドになられた際にはどんなことができますか?
実は私は卵アレルギーなのですが、私でさえ、日本を旅行するとき非常にdif..困難なので、
外国からこられた方はもっと大変だと思います。日本はまだまだアレルギーに対する認識が低いので
そういった方や、ベジタリアンの方などをお助けできるのではないかと思っています。
もちろんそれだけでなく外国の方とお話しするのも旅行するのも好きですし、いろいろ挑戦してみたいです。(他にも付け加えたのですが忘れました。ちょっと長すぎたかも)

C: ありがとうございました。

ありがとうございました。

失礼いたしました。(全員日本人のようなので、Thank you というのもどうかと思いました。)



 
 
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