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KotoToi Dango

KotoToi Dango.

A kind of Japanese sweets.

I wonder why I feel the need to put the word “Japanese” every time I show something originated in Japan?

Because, people are not familiar with.

OK, so here it is!

Another Japanese sweet.

KotoToi Dango.

Dango means this kind of round squashy food.
(For exmple, if they are made of meat, they are called Niku Dango, meatball. However, a ball is not called Dango. A ball is called Tama in Japanese. Hey, complicated! Sorry.)

OK, I got the Dango part. But why the name KoToi?

KotoToi is the name of a street in Tokyo.

KotoToi Dango is originated from there.

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英語とドラマと海外旅行

親:いや嬉しいねえ。

子:どしたの?

親:ドラマ翻訳やってみたい人、って昨日のお知らせ、ドラマと英語が大好きで、いろいろ自分の言葉にするクリエイティブなことが大好きなかたがたが、続々と視聴申し込みをしてくださっているの。

子:おお、いいね。

親:好きな人が、時間と場所に囚われないで、少しずつ自分のペースで進められるのがドラマ翻訳のいいところ。

子:いま、プレゼント中なんでしょう?

親:そう、翻訳を助けてくれるシンプル英文法の小冊子。

子:このあとはどうなるの?

親:1月21日から、本格的な無料レッスンをお届けするの。いま、その準備中。

子:おー、ワクワクするね。とにかくね、自分の言葉に自由にできるっていうのが、ほんとに楽しいもんね。

親:たくさんの人に、こういうのがあるって知ってもらえればいいのにな。

子:この記事をご覧のあなた、あなたが参加してくれたらすっごく嬉しいです!

親:こらこら、強制はしないの。好きであるってことが大事なんだから、なんでもいいからとにかく登録ってのはダメ。

子:だそうです。英語とドラマと海外旅行、このどれかふたつにピンときたら、ドラマ翻訳無料オンライン講座へどうぞ。

親:英語とドラマと海外旅行、どれか一つ、じゃなくて、二つ、ね。

子:無料オンラインレッスンの視聴登録はこちらのリンクをクリックしてね、セキュリティは万全です。

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Japanese Sweets

When I visited Kyoto this New Year, just before getting in Shinkansen to Tokyo, I popped into a small Japanese style cafe at Kyoto Station.

And I had a wonderful little treat.

This yellow round thing is Nama-Yatsuhashi, with Kinako powder sprinkled over.

The black small cup on the left is Kuro-Mitsu, the Japanese sweet syrop.

The brown cup on the right is Japanese tea.

The most famous Japanese sweets for travelers to Kyoto is YatsuHashi.

YatsuHashi is a kind of cookies, seasoned with cinnamon.

When it is served unbaked, then it is called Nama-YatsuHashi, as Nama means raw or fresh.

It is soft and delicate.  Happy!

Taste Japan.


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The SoundScape of Secret Spring Water

Another healing soundscape from Elica.

This is the sound of secret spring water for tea ceremony in Ginkaku-Ji.

It was discovered in the 15th century when the pavilion was built.

Actually, the pavilion was built because of this spring water.

Feel the smoothness of the beautiful fresh green rocks and drippings of water.

The filming day was very quiet, but you may hear people’s footsteps and voices as well.  I think they too are the soundscape.

Enjoy.

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Silver Pavillion

I have shown you some sounds and photos of Ginkaku-ji temple. It is also known as the Silver Pavillion.

It was built in the15th Century by a strong Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa, to spend his life after retiring.

And after his death, it was turned into a Zen temple, after his wish.

The spirit of Zen is tranquility.

People try Zen to find calmness in the heart.
[Today’s IKI]Check out the word Zen.

Zen needs to be explained more in detail, like Yoga, but leave it for now and enjoy the picture.

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Sound of Waterfall of Ginkaku-Ji, Kyoto

Another healing video of only 12 seconds.The sound of a tiny waterfall in the Ginkaku-Ji temple.

https://youtu.be/rWbzod79E8I

It is interesting to see rich people’s gardens in the world.

They tell me their mind and philosophy of the people and of the era.

This waterfall made with natural spring direct from the mountains behind also tells us what the Shogun of Ginkaku-Ji needed in his mind.


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Van Gogh and Japanese Painting Style Ukiyo-E.

I found perfect pine twigs to take a photo like Ukiyo-E.

Van Gogh was very fond of the Ukiyo-E style, and he left many paintings in the style.
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One of the points of Ukiyo-E is its exaggeration.

But look at my photograph!

Far-away temple peeping from between the voluptuous pine twigs.

This is no exaggeration.
This is a real angle you can enjoy at Ginkaku-Ji, Kyoto.

Think of this, what Ukiyo-E painters saw might have been quite real for them.


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Piccadilly Circus, London

三輪えり花のお送りする
トラベル・シェイクスピア、
たくさん嬉しいお便りをいただいております。

ことに、前回のレスタースクエア
Leicester Square の回では、
ハムレットのめいせりふ 

To be, or not to be, の翻訳で、
「現状維持か現状打破か」

が、ハムレットの劇設定の上でも、
現実世界への応用の上でも、
一番しっくりくる、
と言ってくださる方がずいぶんいて、

先人の崇高な仕事があってこそ
思い付いた訳ですので、
とても嬉しく思います。

さて、今日は、レスタースクエアから
西へずっと進んだ先にある
ピカデリー広場を短くお届けします。


Enjoy!

そして三輪えり花のYoutubeチャンネル登録も忘れずにおねがいいたします!

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The Sound of Water in a Japanese Garden

Relaxing time!

Enjoy the sound of water in a Japanese garden.

The garden is one of the exclusive Japanese Tofu restaurants in Kyoto, Junsei.
http://www.to-fu.co.jp/en/


Every new year, I visit here.  Now it becomes almost my ritual to spend a day of the. new year festive season.

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Yuba

We have many many kinds of soya cooking.

Tofu, Miso, Syoyu (Soy Sauce), AbuRageh, Ganmo, AtsuAgeh, and Yuba.

The meaning of Yuba is “The leaf of hot water”.

What?!

Yes, « Yu » is hot water, and « Ba » is a different form of « Ha » which means a leaf or leaves.

Look at this video, and you will know what Yuba is.

Fresh Yuba is like this.
KumiAgeh means “fresh from the pot”.

You can get dried Yuba in shops to bring back home.

Enjoy Japan.

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