A:Please have a seat.
B:Your name and full address please.
My name is .... I live in .....
I used to live there.
A:Is .... close to Yokosuka?
.... station in on the Yokosuka line. It is one stop away from Shinagawa station.
A:How do you feel today?
I am a bit nervous. But because of this beautiful weather today, I feel comfortable too.
A:Don’t be nervous.
A:After the Meiji restoration, Japan made a great recovery. Now, Japan has modernized. How did Japan succeed such a recovery after the war? Why? What do you think?
Well…. Yes. Japan is now the most modern country. And many foreign tourists might be surprised at seeing the most modern part of Japan. At that time after the war, young people in their 20s, and 30s who lead the country decided to visit foreign countries first to see what’s going on in different countries. After they came back to Japan, they used their knowledge learned there such as technologies and so on to build the new country.
But, besides those most modern parts of Japan, we have beautiful culture and history, so, I would like to introduce those traditional parts too to the tourists.
A:How about Children? Japanese children are born in such a modernized country. How does it effect?
What do you think?
Well…. I am a mother of a daughter aged 8. As a mother, I am concerned about that point too. In my case, I am lucky, because my grand parents are living nearby. Then they can teach many traditional things to my daughter. But, many parents are concerned about that we are losing real Japan….
A:What do you mean by Real Japan?
Sorry, I mean “traditional Japan”.
A:OK. If I want to see the traditional things of Japan, where should I go? Where do you recommend?
If you want to see the traditional things of Japan, I strongly recommend you visit Kyoto. Kyoto was an ancient capital of Japan and home of an imperial court for more than 1000 years. You could see many historical sites and relics out there.
A:Ok. If I arrive in Kyoto, where should I go?
It depends on the season you visit, though…… I recommend Nijo-castle. Inside the Castle, there are many dolls wearing kimono displayed with English explanation. You can learn about the history. Also, Nijo-castle is the place our last samurai era ended….
A:What size are the dolls?
All the dolls are life-sized. They are just like real human being….
A:I saw a big Gold Hose or something in the picture before…What is that?
Oh. It must be the Golden Pavilion! It was built in the Muromachi era, around the 14th century….
A:Is that made of real gold?
No. Only on the surface, it’s covered by Gold plate.
A:I saw a pond…, and bridge on the pond, Can I across that bridge? Is somebody living there? Can I enter into the house?
Sorry. I am afraid I don’t know much about the Golden Pavilion. I have heard that somebody was visiting that site, so you might be able to enter there….But, I must check first. Excuse me. I will check and will tell you later…. Tomorrow….
A:How about food in Kyoto? Are there any good dishes?
Shojin-ryori is nice. Shojin-ryori is a vegetarian meal, traditionally prepared in prior to a tea ceremony. It is a kind of haut cuisine. The price is expensive.
A:About how much?
The price is about 10000yen.
Oh, And Tofu is also nice. There are a lot of Tofu restaurants in Kyoto.
A:OK. The exam is finish. Thank you.
Thank you very much.