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The Kansai area in Japan

The Kansai area is one of the main cultural and historical centers of Japan. It stretches over an area roughly in the midsection of the country.

The main two cities are the cities of Osaka and Kyoto and offer a dazzling array of different cultural experiences. If you are traveling to Japan, a trip to the Kansai region is a must.

And what better time to this that during the Kansai Culture Day season. Sakude sensei, a Japanese teacher at JOI school, lives in the Kansai area with her family. She introduces this interesting topic.

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関西文化の日
Kansai Culture Day

sakude

By SAKUDE Emi

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 「関西文化の日」を知っていますか。日本の祝日の「文化の日」 は11月3日ですが、「関西文化の日」は11月の第3土曜日と日曜日です。今年は11月17日と18日が「関西文化の日」ということになります

 「関西文化の日」は関西の文化資源気軽に接することができ、芸術や文化を楽しむ日です。博物館、美術館、資料館などの文化施設入場無料になるところもありますし、たくさんのイベントやコンサートも行われています。

 芸術の秋ですし、芸術や文化に触れるには一番いい季節ですね。無料になる施設を調べて、いつもは行かないような場所にお出かけするのもいいなと思います。

 みなさんもぜひこの機会を利用して、関西に遊びに来てくださいね。

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関西(かんさい)文化(ぶんか)の日(ひ)

 「関西(かんさい)文化(ぶんか)の日(ひ)」を知(し)っていますか。 日本(にほん)の祝日(しょくじつ)の「文化(ぶんか)の日(ひ)」は11月(がつ)3日(みっか)ですが、「関西(かんさい)文化(ぶんか)の日(ひ)」は11月(がつ)の第(だい)3土曜日(どようび)と日曜日(にちようび)です。今年(ことし)は11月(がつ)17日(にち)と18日(にち)が「関西(かんさい)文化(ぶんか)の日(ひ)ということになります

 「関西(かんさい)文化(ぶんか)の日(ひ)」は関西(かんさい)の文化資源(ぶんかしげん)気軽(きがる)に接(せっ)することができ、芸術(げいじゅつ)や文化(ぶんか)を楽(たの)しむ日(ひ)です。博物館(はくぶつかん)、美術館(びじゅつかん)、資料館(しりょうかん)などの文化施設(ぶんかしせつ)入場無料(にゅうじょうむりょう)になるところもありますし、たくさんのイベントやコンサートも行(おこな)われています。

 芸術(げいじゅつ)の秋(あき)ですし、芸術(げいじゅつ)や文化(ぶんか)に触(ふ)れるには一番(いちばん)いい季節(きせつ)ですね。無料(むりょう)になる施設(しせつ)を調(しら)べて、いつもは行(い)かないような場所(ばしょ)にお出(で)かけするのもいいなと思(おも)います。

 みなさんもぜひこの機会(きかい)を利用(りよう)して、関西(かんさい)に遊(あそ)びに来(き)てくださいね。

Kansai Culture Day

Have you heard of Kansai Culture Day? Japan's Culture Day is on November 3rd but Kansai Culture Day is on the 3rd weekend (Saturday and Sunday) of November. In other words, this year it will be on November 17th and 18th .

Kansai Culture Day is a day when you can enjoy art and culture and readily come into contact with Kansai area's cultural resources. Museums, art galleries, reference libraries, and other cultural facilities can be free to enter and there are many events and concerts held.

Autumn is known as the season of art, so it is the best season to come into contact with art and culture, right? I think it would be a good idea to search out the facilities that are free and go for a day out to a place that you wouldn't usually go to.

Please use this opportunity to and come and enjoy the Kansai area!

~ということになります in other words

文化資源(ぶんかしげん) culture resource

気軽(きがる)に light‐heartedly, freely, readily

文化施設(ぶんかしせつ) cultural facilities (art galleries, tea rooms, etc.)

入場無料(にゅうじょうむりょう) admission free

触(ふ)れる feel; experience

機会(きかい)を利用(りよう)する take advantage of an opportunity

sakude

Hajimemashite! I am Sakude Emi. I live in Osaka, Japan's second largest city, with my daughters, son and my Brazilian husband. My hobby is cooking, especially dishes from around the world.

My husband and I often talk about how much misunderstanding there is in the world between individuals and between nations. We feel it is these misunderstandings that block smooth human relations. I would like to do what I can to unravel these knots of misunderstanding.

If there is anything you'd like to ask me, even if it's not connected to learning Japanese, please feel free. Let's do our best together. Ganbarou

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