Himeshima, Oita English Website launched
Wednesday. 4.25.07 11:38 pm
Located on the far western side of the inland sea national park, in the northeastern part of the island of Kyushu in southwestern Japan is an island included as part of Oita prefecture. Have you ever wondered that such a place that is less than seven square kilometers and has a population of less than 3000 people existed in Japan known for its' big cities? A place with a history of more than 2000 years; a place that appears in two of Japan's greatest literary publications; that place is Himeshima. Read more about Himeshima's most famous traditional dances, with a history of more than 500 years, the people of Himeshima manage to hold onto their traditions in a quickly changing and fast paced modern Japan.
To read more about Himeshima please go to:
For highspeed internet users there are also videos to watch online.
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Saturday. 4.14.07 9:25 pm
Rain is good if it is really heavy rain but if it kind of drizzles it is miserable.
What I do not like is after the rain comes the mosquitos. laying in bed under a mosquito net in the dark when you hear the sound of a single mosquito. You brush it away and it comes back, comes back, comes back as if enjoying teasing you. You turn the light one to try to find it but its gone no where to be found. You turn out the light and it returns. The cycle begins again only to annoy you.
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Tuesday. 4.3.07 6:12 am
The rainy season is upon us. I don't mind the rain so much except that is is just too cold to do anything.
Yesterday I managed to finish eatting and leave without paying the bill. Today I felt bad and went back to pay. Different people were working there today so I had to explain and give them the money. That's not just strange but embarrassing too.
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Friday. 3.30.07 6:58 am
I came across a very good website where you can take your practice Japanese language exam online. It is called the Sushi test and administered by the Japan Foundation. The Japan Foundation also provides free assistance and ready made lesson plan ideas and user forum to exchange ideas with other teachers around the world via their website. Government funded and uses the standard Japanese proficency test. The Sushi Test is in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai, English, Bahasa Indonesian, and Portuguese.
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