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;)?
*wa--Japan, good relationship, peace, mild feeling
*wa no kokoro--the spirit of Japan