基礎英語3-本文 2018-5月-暗記 L17-32
Morning, Yoko! You’re running again today.
Yes. I run every day. Are you taking pictures?
Yes. I like taking pictures during sunrise.
You have a huge camera lens, I have never seen such a big lens before.
It’s a telephoto lens. I want to use all kinds of lenses, and take photos of the four seasons in this town.
Yes. This town has the perfect Japanese landscape. It’s a beautiful town.
So, will you stay long?
Yes. I hope it’s OK.
Of course! We’re a ryokan, after all.
Yoko. Yes, David?
That fish-shaped flag… What is it?
It’s a type of streamer. It’s called koinobori. It’s a symbol of strong growth for all children.
That’s interesting. I think every country in the world wants their children to grow up healthy.
Yes. They are raised in May, during Tango no Sekku.
Tango no Sekku. It’s an old tradition. In my house, we put seasonal iris leaves in the bath, and eat kashiwamochi rice cakes. They are stuffed with sweet bean paste and wrapped in oak leaves. Would you like some?
Yoko! Wait up! You run too fast. I finally caught up.
Yoko, who is this?
She’s Mimiko. She’s my lifetime rival.
Hello, Mr. Handsome, I’m Mimiko.
Nice to meet you. I’m David. I am staying at Hanasato Ryokan.
He’s from America. He’s a talented photographer.
I am running the Oasam Hotel.
Mimiko, how long have you known Yoko?
We are the same age. We even know each other’s first boyfriends.
Oh, stop it, Mimiko. What do you want?
I want to talk to you, Yoko. Alone.
I heard from Miki that Sho will not take over the ryokan.
We haven’t decided yet. Sho is still in junior-high.
Yoko, we are not young anymore.
Then we have to work even harder.
Do you really believe that?
Mimiko, how long have we known each other?
You’ve run Hanasato Ryokan for 45 years. Five years ago, Yumi left. She was supposed to take over. So, is everything going to be OK?
That’s none of your business. I am in good shape, and will welcome our 250th year in 2020 as the owner of Hanasato Ryokan. Bye!
I’m not sure, Yoko.
Have a good day, sho!
Hi, Sho. Your hair looks really sharp today.
Thank you, but it’s the same hairstyle as every day.
Oh, please. You spent one hour fixing it up.
Aw, come on, Grandma.
I see you’re carrying a traveling bag. Are you going some where?
He is off to a shugaku ryoko.
All 3rd year students go on it. It’s one of the most exciting school trips for students. Sho, try to be sharp on the not the outside, not the outside.
You talk too much, Grandma.
So, where are you going?
Tokyo, Chiba, and Yokohama.
Tokyo is a city of pop culture. Where will you visit?
On Day 1, we will go to a museum and an amusement Park. On Day 2, my group is going to Yokohama, On Day 3, we will go to Asakusa, and then come home.
Asakusa! I have taken pictures of Sensoji and Kaminari-mon. I have also been on a rickshaw in Yokohama. You should visit Yokohama Chinatown.
Unfortunately, we have no plans to go there.
Oh, well. Traveling with friends is fun. Take care, Sho!
Thank you. See you in three days!
Hey, are you hungry?
Let’s eat the best meat bun in the world. It’s in Yokohama Chinatown.
Y, Yokohama Chinatown ?
Yeah. Let’s all go there.
No, we can’t we have to follow our schedule.
Look at the map. Yokohama Chinatown is nearby.
Oh, come on, Sho. You, too?
Look, Sho and I will run there. We will buy meat buns for everyone. What do you think?
Wait. I’ll come with you, just in case.
Come on, Yota. Where is it?
I’m getting worried, Yota. We’re running out of time.
I found it! Do you see the steam from the baskets? That’s it.
Delicious buns! The best in the world! They’re big! They’re juicy! We have all kinds.
Wow, they all look good.
OK, let’s order. Everyone is waiting for us.
Seven meat buns, please.
We only have six people in our group!
I know, I’m having two.
In that case, could I also have one sweet bean bun, please?
Seven meat buns and one sweet bean bun. Coming right up!
You guys ,,,
Hi, David. Did you take any pictures?
I sure did. Naoki, what is this poster?
It’s a poster for a rice planting tour. We at the town hall have promoted it every year for the past 10 years.
You don’t use any machines, I see.
That’s correct. It’s all done by hand. It’s a popular tour. People come from Tokyo by bus to participate.
May I participate?
Anyone can. It’s muddy, so please pick the right clothes.
Can I take pictures?
Let me ask the participants.
Thank you so much. I’m looking forward to it!
Hello, David. Grandma will be home soon.
Thanks, Sho! How was your trip?
It was fun.
I have an idea. Why don’t we go on the nice planting tour together this weekend?
I’m sorry, I haven’t written an essay on my trip yet, so have to work on that. Also, rice planting is not cool.
Not cool? My clothes and hair will get dirty. Also, it looks painful.
Have you ever tried rice planting?
We are not a farm, so no, I never have.
Then how do you know it’s not cool? Remember, “Experience is the best teacher.
Uhm… yeah, but ….
Don’t worry. You’ll love it!
Hi, Sho! Is everything OK?
I’m just not looking forward to this weekend.
Morning, Sho. My grandmother says an American is staying at your ryokan. How well do you know him?
He’s a photographer, and wants to capture the four seasons of this town. Also, I can’t say “no” to any of his ideas.
I’d like to talk to him. Can you introduce us?
How about this Sunday? We are going on a rice planting tour.
Are you sure that’s a good idea, Sho? Girls love talented guys.
Wh … what are you talking about? Besides, David is old.
Look at the reflections of the clouds in the rice fields!
There are a lot of participants!
We are getting more and more people from the cities. Our rice harvesting tours in the fall are popular, too.
First, take several rice seedlings. Next, dig them into the mud. Then, repeat. Make sure you open up the same amount of space between each seedling. Now, let’s start planting. Everyone, please line up horizontally.
Ugh! Mud is disgusting, whoa, David! You’re barefoot ?!
Soft earth. Calm water. You have to be barefoot to experience this sensation.
Just a few more seedlings to go! Do your best, everyone!
I can’t believe these small seedlings become rice by the fall. Walking in the mud is fun as well. Sho, let’s also participate in the fall’s rice harvesting tour!
Uh … yeah
Hey, look over there. Is that girl waving at you?
Right next to your father. She seems energetic and spirited.
Miki? Yes, She’s my classmate.
Is she your girlfriend?
No. She’s a childhood friend.
Davit, this is Miki.
Nice to meet you、Miki.
Miki, this is David.
Nice to meet you, David. Um … can you teach me English?
When I go to high school, I want to study abroad in America.
Ah, so Miki wanted to learn English.
Sure, I can do that. Have you ever been to America?
I’ve been to Hawaii twice with my family. Where in America are you from?
Chicago. It’s in the middle of America. It’s a beautiful city of art and culture.
David, please come and stay at the Oasam Hotel! You can even stay for free!
… and she said, “You can even stay for free.” What do you think?
Can we get something to eat? I can’t give advice on an empty stomach.
OK. Let’s go to the new hamburger shop near the station.
Are you ready to order?
Yes, I’ll have a hamburger and an orange juice, please.
Can I have medium fries and an apple juice, please?
Sure. Just a moment.
Make sure David doesn’t stay at the Oasam Hotel. Keep him at your ryokan.
Here you are.
Yota, have my fries. I’m not hungry anymore.
Grandma, I need to talk to you.
What is it? I’ve already given you your pocket money for this month.
No, it’s something else. Did you hear that David is thinking of moving out of here, and into the Oasam Hotel?
Really? I haven’t heard anything.
Miki wants David to teach her English. She said he could stay at the hotel for free.
What! I knew it! You can’t trust anyone in Mimiko’s family.
No, Grandma. Miki is a good girl.
Is that so?
Well, I want David to teach me English, too.
Great! But he still pays.
Aw, come on, Grandma!