着物で、こんにちは。 ハンナ と リジーの 菊女生活２日目。
Hello!!! in kimono. Hannah and Lizzie’s School life at Kikuchi joshi koukou (Kikuchi girls’ high school) started with Short Home Room activity ( like an adviser class ).
We tried playin a traditional card game called hyakuninn isshu (an anthology of 100 poems by 100 different poets) , of course in English.
We learned how to put kimono on together in home economics(domestic science) class.
And also We cooked one of the Japanese traditional season food called “nanakusa-gayu”.
★ Nanakusa gayu is the seven herb rice porridge originally introduced from China and then became popular in Japan by Edo period. In Japan, people eat ‘nanakusa-gayu’ on the morning of January 7th. Its original intention is to protect oneself against evils and invite good luck and longevity by eating the seven herbs that endure the cold winter.
In other class we experienced to make chopsticks’ cases with origami. Hannah and Lizzie spent some time to observe kendo practice in the gym after school.
この二日間、ハンナと リジーが、日本文化にふれて多くを学んだのと同じように 菊女の生徒たちもたくさんのことを得ることができました。本当にありがとう。また会えるといいね。
Through the two days, Kikuchi girls’ high school students experienced sharing Japanese culture and learned a lot as well as as Hannah and Lizzie did. We really appreciated and enjoyed two girls visiting us. We hope to see them again. Thank you, Hannah and Lizzie.