A ： 次の方どうぞ
A,B ： Please put your coat and bag there Yes, Thank you. （いすの横へ立つ）
A,B ： Please have a seat
Yes... Good Morning, how are you?
A,B ： Fine, thank you. And you?
Fine, thank you.
A ： Please tell me your name and address.
My name is XXX. I'm from ..... city, ..... Prefecture.
B ： Ok, now, I heard there are some wonderful spots to see Mt. Fuji.
Where can I see that?
Yes, I would recommend Lake Ashi in Hakone. The lake is a caldera
lake caused by an eruption of Mt. Hakone 300 years ago. The view
from Lake Hakone in the back of Mt. Fuji is so beautiful.
B ： How can I go there from Tokyo.
To get Hakone from Tokyo, I would recommend you to take Shinkansen,
a bullet train and get off Odawara station. It takes about an hour.
Then from Odawara, you can take local train or bus. To get Lake
Ashi, it takes another one hour.
B ： I heard there are many hot spring resorts in Hakone. Is that
Yes, it's true. There are many hot spring resorts in Hakone. You
can enjoy a view of Mt. Fuji and traditional Japanese Inn, Ryokan.
I would recommend staying overnight there.
B ： Why Japan has so many hot springs?
This is because Japan is surrounded by earthquake plate. Moreover,
we have many active volcanos, about 105 or so. (地震プレートがわからなかった）
B ： Oh, that's so many!
But please do not worry. Active volcano is defined as a volcano
with record of one time eruption in 1000 years. So it doesn't erupt
all the time. We don't have to worry about it.
B ： Oh, Good to hear for that. I am also interested in Osaka. Will
you tell me how to go there from Tokyo?
You can take a bullet train from Tokyo. It takes about 3 hours.
You can also take an airplane from Haneda to Osaka. It depends on
what time you like to leave Tokyo or what time you like to arrive
B ： Which do you recommend?
I would like to recommend you to take a bullet train because you
can enjoy a beautiful view of Mt. Fuji on the way of Osaka.
B ： Sound nice. Is there any cheapest way?
You can take a bus but takes more than 10 hours. If you can survive
enough, then you can take a bus, but....
B ： No, I don't think so. I would like to take a bullet train. (ここまで内容が優しかったのでお互い談笑ムード。隣の男性が話すたび終始うなずいていたのですっかり安心してしまった）
B：I heard there are several class people in Edo period. What are
In Edo period, there were Daimyo, a feudal lord who governed each
fief under the government of Bakufu. Bakufu was a government ruled
by Shogun. And Shogun was a titled officially given by the emperor,
and then later it developed an official title as a head of a country.
B ： How about general people?
You mean commoners?
B ： Yes.
(えー？ 一般人って何を話せば...と迷いながらも沈黙だけはさけたかったので必死でした）Commoners in the Edo
period were creative. For example, they created kabuki, a Japanese
traditional theater of drama. It depicts a story of commoner’s life
in the Edo period.
B ： How about people in lowest class?
Lowest class people? I...think they were farmers but I think it's
a pity to say they were lowest because they support the government
because they provided foods to government.
B ： Yes, I think so too.
A,B ： （顔を見合わせてストップウォッチを見て何かもそもそ話している。私を見て）Thank you.
(拍子抜けといった感じを受けた。桜やほかのことは聞いてくれないの？と思ったが）Is this all for today?
A,B： Yes, thank you.
I enjoyed the interview. Thank you very much for your time today.
A,B ： Bye