Thursday, July 21, 2005

WA NO KOKORO

Hurray!!! Today is the last day of first semester of my school:D!!
From tomorrow, *natsuyasumi starts!! I am so happy!! Natsuyasumi means "summer vacation" in Japanese. I have some plans for natsuyasumi;)
On 29th, this month, I will go to fireworks festival with my friends:) We can see many *hanabi there. Hanabi means firework. They are beautiful... I like it!! It is a necessary thing for Japanese summer. Most Japanese feel summer when they see hanabi.
And, I wanna go to *Onsen with my family:D Onsen is Japnese hot spring;)

BTW, I like Japanese traditional words. I think that they don't only sound great but also meanings of them is very very good!! Today, I'll show you my best favorite word of Japan.
My favorite word is "WA". Wa is very short word but it has many good meanings;D
It is very difficult for me to translate it to English, but if I force to do it.......um.....:(
Wa means "Japan" "good relationship" "peace" and "mild feeling".......Something like that;D
Don't you think it is a good word:D??

My policy is *wa no kokoro* means "the spirit of Japan."

And Also, I'll tell you the difference between kimono and yukata:)

The difference is very difficult:(

Ah...well, kimono is very formal clothing and we wear it when we have a graduation celemony, wedding celemony and Coming-of-Age Day celebration like that. It is very rare even for Japanese to wear kimono. And it is troublesome and difficult to put it on:P We never be able to put it on by myself and we need specialist's help:O

But, yukata is informal clothing and we wear it when we have shrine festival, fireworks, etc. Yukata's cloth is very thin and we wear it only in summer. Comparatively, it is easy to put it on.

Do U make a sense;)?

---Japanese words---
*natsutasumi--summer vacation
*hanabi--firework
*onsen--hot spring
*wa--Japan, good relationship, peace, mild feeling

*wa no kokoro--the spirit of Japan

16 Comments:

At 1:19 PM, July 23, 2005, Blogger YURIE said...

Wow, you're going to go to fireworks' festival, huh? That's sounds great!:D Have a nice natsuyasumi~!

 
At 3:56 PM, July 23, 2005, Blogger Yuki said...

aw~~ I envy u~~ :( cuz I can't go to the festival... I have a part time job every friday! Oh dear!!
I like japanese tradition too! really cool, isn't it!? ;)

 
At 9:58 PM, July 23, 2005, Blogger Haruna said...

Thanks your comments:)
Yuki and Yuri;D

Yuri
Have a nice nastuyasumi too, yuri;)
If you have time, I wanna stay your house and talk with you:P

Yuki
Oh!! U R hard worker!!
But if you have time, play tennis together:) We haven't played it for a long time....
Yes! Japanese culture is really cool!!

To MOM and CINDY

Hi:D
Today, I studied about Michigan on homepage:) It was sooo nice!!
I really wanna go there!
If I have a chance to go to America, I will be in Michigan!!
I wanna know more about Michigan's lifestyle;D
Tell me;)
Come to my homepage again!!

 
At 12:50 AM, July 24, 2005, Blogger nin said...

Hiiiii !!!!
thanks for ur comment....
see you....
take care....

 
At 12:54 AM, July 24, 2005, Blogger nin said...

now i get it ....yukuta and kimono...
i have blogrolled u ....buddy...

 
At 5:29 AM, July 24, 2005, Blogger Colin said...

Wa - It's a good word indeed! :D

 
At 4:51 AM, July 26, 2005, Blogger Gaurav said...

Came to ur blog via Aviks.
..nice blog ..a least I got to know more Japanese words..

 
At 1:02 PM, July 26, 2005, Blogger Haruna said...

Hi!!!!
Thanx for ur comments:D

---Avik
I'm glad u know more japanese. If u have a question, u can ask me any time;D
Take care too:)
Ur cat is soooooooo cute.
I am a cat lover;)

---colin
Yes!! Japan has beautiful words more:D I think japanese words are very unique, so i love japanese!! Do you?

---gaurav
Nice to see u, gaurav!
Thanx for reading my blog!!
I just went to ur site.
Ur blog is nice too!!
come to my site again:D

 
At 3:06 PM, July 26, 2005, Blogger nin said...

Hiiii.....

 
At 2:11 AM, July 27, 2005, Blogger Haruna said...

Hiiii...avik! How r u?

 
At 9:15 PM, July 27, 2005, Blogger Colin said...

Hey Haruna!

I love all things Japanese, not just Nihongo!

My favourite word at the moment is yatta!!!

:D

 
At 12:41 PM, July 28, 2005, Blogger Haruna said...

Yatta is a good word:)
Yeah, all things of Japan are so good!!! U R a good japanese speaker:D

 
At 5:34 AM, July 29, 2005, Blogger Colin said...

I'm a very very very long way from being a good Japanese speaker!!!

 
At 3:13 PM, July 29, 2005, Blogger Haruna said...

No!! You are not:D
Ur strong point is having a good interest for Japan:)!!
I cheer for you:D!!

 
At 7:21 PM, July 29, 2005, Blogger Colin said...

Thanks for the support! :D

Maybe I was Japanese in a previous life!!! LoL!!!

 
At 5:39 PM, July 31, 2005, Blogger Haruna said...

LOL!! Yes, I think so too!!

 

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