英会話ブログ その553     First Exposure To Japan (2)

2014/12/21

Now, this was a long time before "Naruto" or even the Ninja Turtles, so it was hard to find information in the media.

Nevertheless, we found some books on Ninjutsu, and after ordering some Shuriken from a mail-order shop ( you could do that in those days ) we practiced some basic Ninpo techniques.  But later, we got driving licenses, so forgot about Ninjas...

Next, in the 1980s, there was a TV series called "Shogun" which was very popular.  I'm not sure how historically accurate it was (maybe not much), but it started a kind of Japan boom in the US.

It was at this time that I tried sake for the 1st time (didn't like it), and sometimes wore one of the silk yukata that my father had brought from Japan. ( only inside the house, of course !)

When I went to college, I forgot about Japan for a while.  Until I ended up here years later !                               (G.K)


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nevertheless                       それにもかかわらず
books on Ninjutsu                  忍術に関する本
how historically accurate          どれだけ歴史的に正確か
It was at this time that I 〜   私が〜したのはこの時期だ
Until I ended up here years later  何年後かに日本で暮らし始めるまで

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