A: May I have your name, please?
A: Where are you from?
B: How do you feel today?
-I feel a bit of nervous, but I'll do my best.
B: Everybody does. OK, when does Typhoon come to Japan?
-It comes early summer through autumn.
How often does typhoon come to Japan?
-It comes 3 or 4 times. It happens more in the Pacific, but actually
hits Japan 3 or 4 times in a year.
B: Have you experienced any typhoon?
-Yes, I have. I remember clearly when typhoon hit Kanto are long
time ago when I was a children. It brought strong wind and heavy
rain. And then suddenly became calm and quiet, so I was in the eye
or centre of the typhoon!! That was the experience I had.
B: What do you do when earthquake happens?
-I'll cover my head with a cushion or something protect my head,
and hide myself under such a desk (pointing at the desk in front
of me) to protect me.
B: Have you ever had an earthquake before?
-Yes, I have. Not as big as the one in Hanshin. I had it many times,
because I live in Kanto area, so we expect earthquakes.... (I said
something here, but I forgot it)
B: Are there any differences in Buddha?
-Well, I think there are some differences, ......I think there are
Bodhisattva and Buddha.....( I couldn’t give correct answer here)
I don't have enough information at the moment, so I'll find out
it for you later, all right?
B: Where should I visit in Tokyo?
- I’d recommend (Ueno) or Asakusa. There is a famous temple called
Sensouji, and there are many souvenir shops where you can buy traditional
Japanese items. Another interesting place is Akihabara; it is famous
for electric goods trade and...(‘for being a haven for subcultures'...I
wanted to say this part but before saying, I was asked next question.)
B: Which City would you recommend to go?
- I'd recommend visiting Kyoto, because it was the imperial capital
for a thousand years. It's the home of traditional shrines and temples
and many stores that have been in business for centuries. Kyoto
is the centre of traditional culture today. So, I'd recommend Kyoto.
B: What do you think of the most important for a tour guide?
- I think the most important thing is hospitality. Because every
tourist has a different background and culture, so I'd like to listen
to their requests very carefully and meet their requests as much
as I can.
When I was in Canterbury in England, I had a very good time because
of the hospitality given by the local people. So this time, I'd
like to give my hospitality back to the tourists as a professional
B: Ok, thank you.
- Oh, thank you very much. (I felt it was so short interview, and
didn't expect to be finished, so I was surprised a little bit.)
それにしてもAre there any differences in Buddha ?(???)と聞かれたと思うのですが…質問の意味がピンと来ませんでした。
There is a standing Buddha... and sitting Buddha.