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福岡在住アメリカ人女性、Judi先生の初お花見体験

今年1月にアメリカから福岡に拠点を移し、現在は福岡に住んでいるJudi先生から、福岡の満開の桜とお花見の写真が届きました!↓

人生で初めてのお花見体験がとても楽しかった様で、写真とコメントをぜひ生徒様にもシャアしたい!と送ってくれました。

ルームメイト達と日本の歌をギターで弾き語りしていたら、周りにいた日本人のお花見観光客がわざわざお礼を言いに声をかけてくれたのだそうです。

日本人同士だとあまり知らない人に声をかけたり、かけられたりという事は少ないものですが、こうして言語を超えて交流がスタートするのって素敵な事ですね!

The cherry blossoms have reached peak bloom in Fukuoka!

福岡在住アメリカ人女性、Judi先生の初お花見体験

This is the ACROS Building, one of my favorite landmarks in the downtown area.

I traveled to Kansai the last weekend in March, so I missed hanami with my coworkers. But the first weekend of April, I celebrated sakura season with my roommates.

Eleven of us gathered at Maizuru Koen, which is next to Ohori Koen. There were 11 in our dinner party, which spanned 3 generations!

福岡在住アメリカ人女性、Judi先生の初お花見体験

The members of my share house and their family and friends make up a diverse bunch. Together, we represent the following countries: US (myself), UK, Germany, Ecuador, and of course–Japan!

My landlords are from Saga, but they’ve been living in Fukuoka for over twenty years now. I moved into the house in January. They’ve been great hosts, helping me to retrieve lost luggage when it didn’t make a connecting flight, and most recently–to register a mamachari bicycle that I got second-hand. They also have a small rice field in Saga, and each morning they provide fresh-cooked rice for us. 🙂

For hanami, we enjoyed chirashizushi, sashimi, inari, and what one of my Japanese roommates referred to (in English) as an “explosion of snacks.” I bought Y2,000 worth of tsumami. I now have enough snack food to last me through Golden Week!

It was a warm and windy evening, full of good food, good drinks, good company–and good music! My friend from Ecuador played classic rock songs by Pink Floyd, the Eagles, and others. He also learned a few Japanese songs, which were popular with the people around us. One Japanese man even came to our picnic area to thank him, and he stayed to chat for a few minutes.

福岡在住アメリカ人女性、Judi先生の初お花見体験

Though I’m not much of a singer, I tried my best to follow along anytime I knew the lyrics. That’s me, sitting on the right.

This was my first hanami experience, and it was really lovely. I’m looking forward to enjoying all four seasons in Japan.

Judi先生の福岡での生活も3ヶ月が経ちました。
みなさんの海外旅行や海外滞在経験なども、ぜひJudi先生とお話してみてくださいね。

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