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#29 Hagi-Iwami Airport / 萩・石見空港

Hagi Iwami Airport.

Today Caroline and I visited the Hagi Iwami Airport again. Its so convenient to have an airport in Masuda! I learned that there is daily flight to Tokyo. But in the summer, they also have flights to Osaka! In October the Hagi Iwami Airport marathon takes place on the runway and throughout Masuda.   It is the only marathon in Japan that starts on a runway! I think the race sounds challenging, but fun.  – Ben –
今日は、キャロラインと萩・石見空港に行きました。益田に空港があることは大変便利で、東京行が一日一便あることを知りました。又、夏には大阪便がある事も判りました。10月には萩・石見空港マラソンがあり、滑走路をスタ-トとして走るのは日本でも、ここの空港マラソンだけです。レ-スは挑戦でもあり、又楽しいと思います。–Ben–

Vocabulary
daily – 毎日、日々
race – 競技会、競争
runway – (ここでは)滑走路

Phrases
sounds challenging  – チャレンジしてみるか—

Caroline and Ben playing with a plane at the airport.

 

#5 Cherry Blossom Viewing / お花見

Caroline and Ben are preparing for a picnic under the Cherry Blossom trees.

Today, I had a hanami picnic with Caroline. It was a lot of fun! In Japan, friends sit together under the cherry trees while eating and drinking. They usually eat a bento lunch and drink sake. Sometimes it is during the day and other times it happens at night, paper lanterns are used for light. Cherry blossom season is around the end of March to the beginning of April, it usually lasts about a week. I’m glad I was able to do hanami this year. I hope I can do it again next year!

Caroline is giving Ben chopsticks to use for his lunch.

今日、キャロラインと花見に行きました。素敵だったよ。日本の友達と共に桜の木の下で、弁当を食べたりお酒を飲んだりした。時々、夜に引っかかると、日本の雪洞(ぼんぼり)に明かりがともされます。花見のシ-ズンが3月終わりごろから4月の始めごろになので、今年花見ができて良かったよ。
来年もしたいネ。

Ben and Caroline are looking at Cherry Blossoms.

Vocabulary

picnic  –  行楽、遠足
during  —を通して
paper lanterns – 雪洞(ぼんぼり)