Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Some fun facts about Japan

Japan’s Indoor Beach: Where The Surf is Always Up
The world’s one and only indoor beach can be found in Japan’s Ocean Dome about 1,200 miles south of Tokyo in Miyazaki, on Japan’s southernmost Kyushu Island.

It looks fun doesn't it.

During the rainy season it is vital to have an umbrella. Have a look at the different ones you can buy.

Dog fashion
Square watermelons
Japanese grow these so they're easier to pack

Vending Machines
you can buy just about everything from a vending machine in Japan.
hot meals
Ice creams
walking coke vending machine

A sleeping bag with legs.
A new school bus in Japan

maru maru song
This is a popular song in Japan. See if you can learn the dance.
Car parking in Japan
It's very expensive to park your car in Japan. Have a look at this car parking place.

Japanese obento lunches
Japanese take great pride in their bento lunches. Some of them look too good to eat...
Japanese fashion
Not everyone in Japan dresses in Kimono. Have a look at this fashion...

Tokyo fashion parade she real?

Japanese invention
Japan have lots of crazy inventions.. What do you think about this one?
If you want to see some more look at the Chindogu page.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Minato Ku

Minato Ku

Next term we have 18 Japanese students visiting our school from Minato Ku, Tokyo, Japan.
I will upload some photos from our week, the photos below are from our past visitors...
They are staying with families from our school. Please look at the page about Minato Ku to find out more about the week and some words/phrases you could use with them.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Kodomo no Hi (May the 5th) 子供の日 五月五日


May 5 is Children's Day, when families celebrate the healthy growth and happiness of children.
The fifth day of the fifth month was traditionally called Tango no Sekku and was a festival for boys.

Some families make special lunches for their children. Can you see the Koi?

On Children's Day, families with boys fly huge carp-shaped streamers (koinobori) outside the house and display dolls of famous warriors and other heroes inside. The carp was chosen because it symbolizes strength and success; according to a Chinese legend, a carp swam upstream to become a dragon.

In recent years, as more people have moved into apartments and smaller houses, the carp streamers have also gotten smaller, and there are now miniature versions that are decorated indoors.

Also on this day, families often take baths sprinkled with iris leaves and roots. This is because the iris is thought to promote good health and ward off evil.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

2014 -Year of the HORSE うま


People born in the Year of the Horse are clever, kind, animated and energetic. Although they sometimes talk too much, they are cheerful, perceptive, talented and love to be in the centre of a crowd. They are popular among friends, active at work and have a good sense of humour.

Horse うま 1942,1954,1966,1978,1990,2002,2014
friendly,positive and sophisticated

Rat ねずみ 1936,1948,1960,1972,1984,1996,2008 
Intellectual, imaginative and charming
Ox うし 1937,1949,1961,1973,1985,1997,2009
honest,motivated and genuine
Tiger とら 1938,1950,1962,1974,1986,1998,2010
brave, unpredictable and resilient
Rabbit うさぎ 1939,1951,1963,1975,1987,1999,2011
friendly, talented and calm
Dragon たつ 1940,1952,1964,1976,1988,2000,2012
innovative,self-assured and passionate
 Snake へび 1941,1953,1965,1977,1989,2001,2013
wise, intuitive and charming

Sheep ひつじ 1943,1955,1967,1979,1991,2003,2015
calm, dependable and well mannered
Monkey さる 1944,1956,1968,1980,1992,2004,2016
witty, clever and resourceful
Rooster とり 1945,1957,1969,1981,1993,2005,2017
hard-working, courageous and romantic
Dog いぬ 1946,1958,1970,1982,1994,2006,2018
loyal, compassionate and devoted
Pig いのしし 1935,1947,1959,1971,1983,1995,2007
reliable, generous and devoted

Which animal year were you born in? Does the description sound like you??