すずらん Suzuran – Lilies of the Valley

I have a small backyard and now it is filled with Lilies of the valley.They have tiny bell-shaped white flowers and they are so fragrant. Click the link to view my garden tour:http://www.irislinguistics.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Suzuran-1.mov

Hina Matsuri ひなまつり(雛祭り)

Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day.Japanese people celebrate Girls’ day on March 3.Hina matsuri is the Festival of Dolls and also called Girls’ Day Festival, this is the day on which wishes are expressed for the future happiness of girls. Hinamatsuri is also called Momo no Sekku, which means Seasonal Festival of Plums. This derived from one of 5… Continue reading Hina Matsuri ひなまつり(雛祭り)

Special Lesson

On Wednesday, January 29, I had a special lesson showing one episode from the Japanese TV program and talked about some on the Japanese culture, etiquette, as well as some common Japanese phrases. This lesson also included a tasting of a simple Japanese dish that was in the TV episode. My current students seemed to… Continue reading Special Lesson

Holiday Gathering – 2

I had a holiday gathering for my adult students on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. As many of my adult students have their family to look after, I separated gatherings in several different days. We enjoyed a chopstick game by picking a marble with chopsticks and transferring it from one bowl to another also a Shiritori… Continue reading Holiday Gathering – 2

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Holiday Gathering

I was so lucky to be able to share this amazing time with my teenage students and their parent(s) on Friday, December 6, 2019. They started the gathering by helping with decorating my Christmas tree so beautifully. Thank you all for your contribution! It was the first time for me to invite my students’ parent(s)… Continue reading Holiday Gathering