中高生の基礎英語 in English Topic 16 Day 5
Let’s talk about traditional Japanese culture.
Hannah: This is fantastic! Is it part of traditional Japanese culture?
David: Yes! A long time ago, rickshaws were a popular way to get around. They were like taxis. Now, rickshaws are mostly used for tourism. Some drivers can speak several languages.
Hannah: That’s awesome! I can imagine Japanese people using these a hundred years ago.
David: And it’s perfect for our day out. But I forgot, what are we going to watch?
Hannah: Rakugo. It’s a kind of traditional Japanese performance. A person sits alone on stage and tells a story to the audience.
The stories are usually funny, and sometimes dramatic. The performer plays all the characters on their own.
David: Wow! They do the whole performance alone?
Hannah: That’s right! And they only have a folding fan and piece of cloth to help tell the story.
David: That sounds incredible! I can’t wait!
Kendama is a kind of traditional Japanese toy.
Kendama has ball and stick.
You put the ball on the stick or cup.
Kendama World Cup held in Japan every year.
I started kendama when I was 7.
I really got into it when I was 12.
It’s your turn!
WORDS & PHRASES
get into … ～に夢中になる
compete against … ～と競う
it doesn’t matter それは重要なことではありません
get in the water all the way (肩まで）すっかりお湯につかる
muscle in this order この順番で
Keep it up! 頑張ってね！