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How to spend a ten day holiday

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Golden Week

Golden Week is a period of the year around the end of April and beginning of May when many Japanese workers roughly 6 to 8 days off around in the year. It comes about because of a group of holidays that coincidentally fell close to each other.

There are 4 National holidays at this time, Green or Greenery Day, the Emperor Showa's birthday, Constitution Day and Children's day. This year in 2019, with the succession of the new Emperor on May 1st, the holiday period was expanded and many people can enjoy a 10 day holiday from work.

In this Japanese learner's blog, Japanese teacher Sachiko Someya writes about how her family is spending the holiday break.

Read her blog and listen to fluent Japanese in the YouTube video. Learn some useful Japanese vocabulary as well.

10連休の過ごし方
How to spend a ten day holiday

someya

By SOMEYA Sachiko

 今年のゴールデンウィークは10連休。たくさんの人が旅行や行楽地に出かけるなか、我が家はのんびり自宅で過ごすことになりました。買い物で近所のショッピングセンターに行くと、たくさんのゴールデンウィーク特別イベントが開催されていました。その中で2つのイベントに参加してきました。

 〇こども向けネイルサロン
女の子には人気そうなこの企画、皆遠出しているためか、行ってみると並んでいる人は誰もいなく、すぐに参加できました。500円で好きな色のネイルを塗ってもらえます。娘も大満足

Nail-salon-for-children

 〇子供に人気のお菓子、ソフトキャンディーを使って作るアート
甘くていい香りがするお菓子を切ったりこねたりして、お寿司と天使を作りました。 あまったキャンディーもたくさん食べて大満足。こちらも参加費は500円。

soft-candy-art

 大型連休、近所で安く楽しむのもいいものですね。

To listen to this blog, please watch our Youtube video.

10連休(れんきゅう)の過(す)ごし方(かた)

 今年(ことし)のゴールデンウィークは10連休(れんきゅう)。たくさんの人(ひと)が旅行(りょこう)や行楽地(こうらくち)に出(で)かけるなか、我(わ)が家(や)はのんびり自宅(じたく)で過(す)ごすことになりました。買い物(かいもの)で近所(きんじょ)のショッピングセンターに行(い)くと、たくさんのゴールデンウィーク特別(とくべつ)イベントが開催(かいさい)されていました。その中(なか)で2つのイベントに参加(さんか)してきました。

 〇こども向(む)けネイルサロン
女の子(おんなのこ)には人気(にんき)そうなこの企画(きかく)、皆(みな)遠出(とおで)しているためか、行(い)ってみると並(なら)んでいる人(ひと)は誰(だれ)もいなく、すぐに参加(さんか)できました。500円(えん)で好(す)きな色(いろ)のネイルを塗(ぬ)ってもらえます。娘(むすめ)も大満足(だいまんぞく)

 〇子供(こども)に人気(にんき)のお菓子(おかし)、ソフトキャンディーを使(つ)って作(つく)るアート
甘(あま)くていい香(かお)りがするお菓子(おかし)を切(き)ったりこねたりして、お寿司(おすし)と天使(てんし)を作(つく)りました。 あまったキャンディーもたくさん食(たべ)て大満足(だいまんぞく)。こちらも参加費(さんかひ)は500円(えん)。

 大型連休(おおがたれんきゅう)、近所(きんじょ)で安(やす)く楽(たの)しむのもいいものですね。

How to spend a ten day holiday

This year's Golden Week has 10 consecutive vacation days. Many people are going traveling or going out to holiday resorts. In my house, we have decided to spend the break relaxing at home. We went shopping at a shopping center in our neighborhood and found there were many events being held during the Golden Week period. From those events, we took part in two of them.

Nail salon for children This seemed like a plan that would be popular with girls, but whether it was due to the fact that everyone was on trips somewhere, when we got there, there was no one lining up for this, so we could join in straight away. For 500 yen you get your nails painted whatever color you wished. My daughter and I were completely satisfied.

Making art and crafts using soft candy which is a sweet popular with children We cut up and kneaded some of the sweet and nice smelling candy and made sushi and angel crafts. We ate a lot of the left-over candy and were very satisfied. The price to join this was also 500 yen.

It is a good idea to cheaply enjoy a long holiday in and around the neighborhood, isn't it.

連休(れんきゅう)consecutive holidays

行楽地 holiday resort

のんびり relax

開催 hold

大満足  completely satisfied

天使 angel

近所 neighborhood

someya

Konnichiwa, My name is Sachiko Someya. I live in Yokohama city in Kanagawa prefecture. Yokohama is an attractive city with a lot of tourist destinations. If you ever get the chance, please come and visit. Learning a new language can bring you a lot pleasure but can also be difficult. I would like to help you to enjoy learning Japanese. Let's try hard together ! I'm looking forward to meeting up with you online.

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