Monday, August 16, 2010

Shizuoka Homestay Day 1 靜岡縣第一天

This is my first bento meal bought from the station and eaten inside the Shinkansen. To tell you the truth, the packaging was gorgeous but the taste was...so so.
這是我在新幹線車站買的便當。老實說,包裝是很漂亮,但是味道不怎麼樣!


Our first stop is a historical site: Mitsuke School, which is Japan's oldest wooden built school constructed in western style and completed in 1875.
我們參觀的第一站就是建立于1975年,日本最老的木造洋式學校。

The first floor includes a classroom with mannequins.
第一樓設有一間教室。

We could enter the room to have a feel of how it was like back in the old days, not bad.
我們還能進去體驗一下當時上課的感覺,還不錯。

They even have textbooks and black board sets to make the experience even more real.
為了讓體驗更真實,木桌上還準備了舊課本,黑板和粉筆。

The second floor contains exhibits of what used to be in the building. At one point in time, it became a girls' sewing high school!
二樓主要是展示廳。由於學校曾經一度成為女子縫紉高校,所以也有一些縫製品和機器。

Other old tools of the past.
周圍也展出一些當年使用的器具。

The trip was followed by a welcome reception from the Iwata city council. We each received a small paper-weight gift as token of appreciation for visiting their city to learn more about Japanese culture, industry and history. This home-stay program had been going on for many years to promote Japan and foreign countries understanding.
參觀完之後,磐田市居民還為我們搬了一個小型歡迎會。為了感謝我們熱于了解和體驗日本文化和歷史,我們每個人都收到了一份小禮物。 這Homestay已經舉辦多年,主要是為了促進日本和其它國家的文化交流。

My host family picked me up later and I was warmly welcomed by their dog called "Sora", meaning "sky". He's 5 years old and soooooo cute!
之後,我的日本家庭就來接我了。一到門口,他們可愛的狗狗,Sora (天空),就熱情地來迎接我了。可愛吧!? ^O^

My "okaasan" (the mother in the household) and "oneesan" (the daughter-in-law) prepared a sumptuous meal of chirashi (vinegar rice with mixed ingredients), meatball soup, salad and fruits. It was really delicious and too much for me to finish!
在日本,家庭裡的媽媽都稱"okaasan",爸爸是"otousan"。因為媽媽有兒子和媳婦,所以稱"oniisan"和"oneesan"。即使不是自己的爸媽,都是這樣叫的。親切的媽媽和姐姐準備了豐盛的晚餐來歡迎我,實在是讓我意外!

5 comments:

  1. ........你有這麼高嗎?? 一"一

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  2. 那便當看起來真的好可口....味道真的不好嗎?=T=
    日本真是好地方...

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  3. Omg "Sora".... I've got another pri sch mate by this name in her msn!

    Sounds like you are enjoying urself!!! Ganbatte!

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  4. Yeah this was one of my best times since arrival to Japan. Hope to see the dog (and family) again!

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