Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Nice To Meet You:)

Hi! I created my blog to study English more;)

Yesterday, there was a little big Japanese shrine festival near my house:-)
Japanese shrine festival is one of the most traditional events. Japanese people wear yukata ( a kind of kimono) and go around many kinds of stalls such as *kakigori, *watagashi, *ringoame, *yakitori ( all Japanese delicious food). Also, we can play with *kuji and *kingyosukui while eating sweets. At the end of festival, we can see beautiful big fireworks in the sky.
It is very romantic so many people go there with their boyfriends, or girlfriends.
It is very interesting!!

I went there yesterday with my friend. I wanted to wear yukata but I couldn't because it is difficult for me to put it on by myself, and I need some adults' help....but at the time, there was nobody. I wanted to wear yukata------!!!!!I plan to wear it at the next festival, August. I'm looking forward to wearing yukata even from now. I love yukata! I love Japanese culture:)

And, I wanted to play kingyosukui;-) kingyosukui is a game that people scoop a goldfish with special tool. If I scoop some goldfish, stall owner will give me them. It is one of the most popular and traditional games in Japan. But I haven't tried it ever before, so I wanted to try it! But it was a little expensive, 300yen. So I abandoned.

At the festival, I and my friend were suprised because people who attended the festival were young....Almost all people might be less than high school students....They looked happy and had a fun time with their boyfriends and girlfriends... I felt strong young powers from them.
Oh!No! I am already 19 years old...!! I was a little tired only to go around festival area^^

Anyway, Japanese shrine festival is very interesting and traditional event.
I like it!!!

----Japanese words----
*kakigori--a shaved ice with syrup on the top
*watagashi--a candy like cotton
*ringoame--a sweet that an apple in a candy
*yakitori--grilled chicken on a skewer
*kuji--a draw
*kingyosukui-- discription is the above


At 2:06 PM, July 19, 2005, Blogger YURIE said...

I thought you had a wonderful time! I don't go to summer festival yet this year.... But I really want to go there and wear yukata too!^^ I made yukata by myself when I was a high school student. It is cute! Have a nice summer~!

At 3:12 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello.. Thanks for reading my blog. I hope U will have fun writing yours as I have with mine.

At 5:55 PM, July 19, 2005, Blogger Haruna said...

Thanx for your comments!
You made yukata!? Amazing!!
Tell me how to make yukata when we meet the next time:)

Thank you!! I am very glad for your comment! Yes, I will have fun writing!

At 8:29 PM, July 19, 2005, Blogger Yuki said...

Hi Haruna, ur blog is so neat! ;)
Plz keep going and study very hard with me. I'll be seeing at school! bye for now

At 10:43 PM, July 19, 2005, Blogger xPrinsessax said...

Hi haruna:)

thanx for complements.. yours too are cute:)..

japan huh?.wow... hehe.. thats far.. how are you?

At 11:22 PM, July 19, 2005, Blogger Colin said...

Hi Haruna!
Welcome to the world of Blogging!:)

You're a friend of Yuki, right??? Cool!

I'm trying to learn Japanese, so thank you for explaining the words!


At 10:02 AM, July 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

kakigori sounds like what we call "sno cones." watagashi sounds like what we call "cotton candy." It sounds very interesting! I hope to visit Japan someday. Sounds amazing. :)


At 11:37 AM, July 20, 2005, Blogger Haruna said...

Welcome to my homepage! It's nice to meet you!!
Thank you for comments:)
Yes, I'll study English with you. when I created homepage, sorry to bother you...
I'm fine. I just went to your another homepage. It was cool too:)
You're a good blogger!!
I know you're Yuki's good friend:D I'm glad to meet you:) I hope you will learn Japanese more from my blog.
I wana try "sno cones" and "cotton candy" in America someday. Japan is very good place!!! If you come to Japan, you will have a fun time:)

At 1:42 PM, July 20, 2005, Anonymous Mom said...

My Uncle lived in Japan for several years when he was in the Navy. He loved the cooking and the people. I am an American. Do you have any questions you would like to ask about Michigan? That is where I live.

At 1:59 PM, July 20, 2005, Blogger Haruna said...

Hi, mom:)
THANK YOU for your comments!!
Did your unicle say that Japan was a good country:P?
I am interested in Michigan now:D
Michigan has the Great Lakes and a big airport, right?
Are there any traditional festivals there??

At 8:05 PM, July 20, 2005, Blogger xPrinsessax said...

no problems:)

good u agree.. animal liberation is important:)

no I dont eat fish and stuff.. not at all!

.. do you?

At 10:33 PM, July 20, 2005, Anonymous cindy said...

Hi! I'm from Michigan too. I live in Muskegon. Every summer we have a week long celebration called "Summer celebration". They have concerts and little food stands and arts and crafts and ect. We also have a unity concert every year, which is sooo cool! The unity concert is a huge christian concert that starts on friday and ends on sunday. I am a "Jesus freak" so I always love going to the christian concerts. There is also the Irish festival, which I have never been to but want to go someday because I love celtic music also. Muskegon also has an air show every year. I have never been there but what it is is different planes (not commercial planes) flying around.

By the way, you have a great blog. Anyway you could display some pics?

At 10:08 AM, July 21, 2005, Blogger Haruna said...

Hi, xprinsessax:)
Thanx for your comment again!!
I just went to your site. It was so funny;D

Hi, cindy:) Welcome to my homepage and thanx for your comment!!

Oh, that sounds great!! I wanna go to that celebration! The concert and food are free? hehe:P
Michigan is a good place, right?

I am planning to desplay my pics:)
But I don't know how because I am not good at using computer:(
As soon as my friend tells me how, I'll do it:D
I wanna do it right now!!!!

At 2:14 PM, July 21, 2005, Anonymous Mom said...

Thank you for your reply! Yes,my Uncle kept us all enthralled by his stories of Japan. He said it was a very good place. He learned how to cook Japanese food and someone showed him how to roast a pig underground. For years after that we had pig roasts every year.
Michigan is filled with festivals in the summer. Cindy mentioned a few, there is also a huge Coast Guard Festival in Grand Haven which is a few miles south of us on the coast. Most of the festivals include parades, musical acts, activities for adults and children, stage shows like magic acts and dances, sometimes antique cars, bagpipe players, clown bands, you name it, they do it! Beer tents are also very popular here. They put up a large tent, hire a band, and as many people as can cram into them and drink beer.
Your festival sounded so interesting and colorful. What is yukata? Also, you write English very well.

At 2:15 PM, July 21, 2005, Anonymous Mom said...

I am sorry, I forgot to say, yes, we have the Great Lakes and the big airport is across Lake Michigan from us in Chicago.

At 4:31 PM, July 21, 2005, Blogger Haruna said...

Hi, mom:)
Thanx for your comment again.
Wow!! Michigan is a good place!!I really wanna go to Michigan!!
And I am glad to hear that I write English well:D Thank you;)

Which perfecture did your uncle live in Japan? Your uncle sounds like a good person:9

Do you know kimono? Kimono is a traditional Japanese clothing with wide sleeves and we wear it at formal occasions such as graduation ceremony.Yukata is a part of kimono, and it is an informal cotton kimono for the summer season.

See you:D

At 4:52 PM, July 21, 2005, Blogger nin said...

what is the difference between YUKATA and KIMONO ???
nice blog...informative too.....

At 5:24 PM, July 21, 2005, Anonymous mariringo said...

Hi! Your blog is really cool:) Seeing your blog, I want to make mine. I hope your English will be nice! I think your English is very good lately^v^

At 5:57 PM, July 21, 2005, Blogger Haruna said...

Hi, avik;D
Is that your cat?? SOOOO CUTE:D!!!!
I have a cat too like your cat:)
I like cats!!
I wrote the difference between yukata and kimono on my blog.
Check it out:D
Hi:) Thnx for your comment and welcome to my weblog;D
I know you're my japanese friend, right? I think your English is so good too:D
See you

At 8:10 PM, July 21, 2005, Blogger xPrinsessax said...

Yeah my friends and music is the most important thing for me in the world I will guess! Yeah they are fucking awesome.. hey.. I have friends eating fish no worrries:) my parents work at a fucking slaugtherhouse,,hehe.. its true:)

At 9:44 PM, July 23, 2005, Blogger Haruna said...

Thanx for your comment;)
I agree!! Friends are the most important thing in the world:)
Do you music???

At 10:49 PM, July 23, 2005, Blogger Phil said...

Hi, nice to see you too! I'm Colin's friend from London, I live in Sapporo too!

At 12:39 PM, July 26, 2005, Blogger Haruna said...

Hi;)phil!! Thanx for your comment.
I just went to your site.

At 12:14 AM, July 27, 2005, Blogger Colin said...

WOW!!! 24 comments(including this one!) Is this a world record!!!?


At 2:16 AM, July 27, 2005, Blogger Haruna said...

World record:D!!!???
Yeah!! Maybe I think so, LOL:P
U R a funny person:D Ur jokes always make me laugh!!!

At 2:32 PM, July 27, 2005, Anonymous NUT-CHAN said...

nyannko-nyannko(o^^o) Hey! how are you stupid girl..? Your page is english only..I'm tired.. P-CHAN is so cute^..^ニャ〜。And your sister is cute too. I yearn for her.

At 2:44 PM, July 27, 2005, Blogger Haruna said...

Hi:D Nut-chan!!
I know who U R!!haha(^o^)!!
Thanx for ur comment:D
My sis is cute!!??

At 5:09 PM, July 27, 2005, Anonymous kaoru said...

hello!!My name is Kaoru Fukui.How are you? My frend is Natumi. She is your sister! AHHHHH!! Toukyo is very very hot! My move is late. ahhhhh!! I don't kaow english very mach. I'm sorry. Your sister is fany!! I love your sister very mach. ahhhhh!! So, sometime, I go to your house in hokkaido. Ahh-n, oh, yes,oh,yes,oh,yes!!!!! Do you understand?? come-on!! oh.yes!!!

At 1:49 AM, July 29, 2005, Blogger Max The Faithfully Talented said...

Gunnery no gunnerです、よろしくおねがいします。楽しかった、日本人は、僕のblogを読みました。

At 4:15 PM, July 29, 2005, Blogger Haruna said...

Wow!!! You write Japanese very much!! I was suprised with you because you read books that sounds difficult:O But Nitobe Inazo's books are very popular, right?
In geography class, I learned about Shingapore a little:)
I wanna go there someday.
Keep studying Japanese:D!!

At 2:05 AM, July 30, 2005, Blogger Max The Faithfully Talented said...



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