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Weekly Shiritori #43

Weekly Shiritori #43

Last week’s post was about jinrikisha (じんりきしゃ / 人力車), so this week I need to start with either しゃ (sha) or や (ya). A big thank you to everyone who joined in this week – JapanAustralia with shabu-shabu (しゃぶしゃぶ / a Japanese variant of a hot pot), yakitori (焼き鳥 / grilled chicken on a skewer), Yamadera (山寺 … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #42

Weekly Shiritori #42

Last week’s post was about Uji (うじ / 宇治), so this week I need to start with じ (ji). A big thank you to everyone who joined in this week – lovelycomplex22 with my favourite jizo (じぞう / 地蔵)- little stone statues you often find at temples, sequinsandcherryblossom with the wonderful Ghibli (ジブリ), and Kiki with lots of great ideas including: juku … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #41

Weekly Shiritori #41

Last week’s post was about Rajio taisou (ラジオたいそう / ラジオ体操), so this week I need to start with う (u). A big thank you to everyone who joined in this week – ZoomingJapan with unagi (うなぎ / eel) and Umeda (梅田), and tokyo5 who suggested undoukai (運動会 / sports day) because Monday was Taiiku-no-hi (体育の日 / Health and Sports Day). They were … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #40

Weekly Shiritori #40

Last week’s post was about Purikura (プリクラ), so this week I need to start with ら (ra). A big thank you to everyone who joined in this week, and a reminder to everyone who’s playing the game that you can’t play words ending with ん (n) because no words begin with ん and it would … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #39

Weekly Shiritori #39

Last week’s post was about Beppu (べっぷ / 別府), so this week I need to start with ぷ (pu). A big thank you to japanaustralia for joining in the game of Shiritori this week and suggesting Puccho (ぷっちょ) – a kind of Japanese sweets, and puroyakyuu (ぷろやきゅう), professional baseball. However, this week I had a burning desire to write … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #38

Weekly Shiritori #38

Last week’s post was about Kobe (こうべ / 神戸), so this week I need to start with べ (be). A very big thank you to everyone who joined in the game of Shiritori this week, including ZoomingJapan and japanaustralia, who both suggested Beppu (別府) and Bessho Onsen (eek – Onsen ends in ん – I can’t use that!), and lovelycomplex22 and Abi who both voted … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #37

Weekly Shiritori #37

Last week’s post was about Maneki-neko (まねきねこ / 招き猫), so this week I need to start with こ (ko). A big thank you to everyone who made suggestions this week including:  japanaustralia who suggested  Kobe (神戸) and Kochi (高知), a castle town in Shikoku;  lovelycomplex22 with kotatsu (こたつ); ZoomingJapan with kombu (昆布)、kokeshi (こけし) and Kotohira-gu/Konpira-san (金刀比羅宮 / こんぴらさん), a shrine in Kagawa; and finally … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #36

Weekly Shiritori #36

Last week’s post was about Rilakkuma (リラックマ), so this week I need to start with ま (ma). A big thank you to japanaustralia for continuously playing the game, and for this week suggesting manzai (漫才 / a type of stand-up comedy), Matsue (松江 / a former castle town in Chugoku), and Matsuyama (松山 / a city in Shikoku with a … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #35

Weekly Shiritori #35

Last week’s post was about Matsuri (まつり / 祭り), so this week I need to start with り (ri). A big thank you to japanaustralia for making a suggestion this week (even though it’s a tough one) – he suggested (リス / squirrel) and リトルワールド (Little World) a theme park in Aichi, which I visited … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #34

Weekly Shiritori #34

Last week’s post was about Daruma (だるま / 達磨), so this week I need to start with  ま (ma). A big thank you to everyone who joined in and made suggestions this week. New reader, fromthomas77b, suggested mamushi (まむし / a kind of Japanese snake), nice ideas from lovelycomplex22 – manga (漫画 / Japanese comics) and matsuri (祭り / festivals),  japanaustralia suggested matcha (抹茶 / … Continue reading