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October 23rd, 2009 at 01:14 AM
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December 27th, 2006 at 09:23 AM
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皆さん、初めまして ~

hehe, i have just started listening ta jpod101 (listening ta 10 podcasts a day ta catch up) & i was gonna make my "debut post" after i catch up to the latest podcast, anyways ~

just wanna take part in the info sharin' & i would like to list the 7 "hanabi taikai" that were being mentioned in today's podcast ~

first of all, some vocabs ~

fireworks is 花火 (はなび)

hanabi taikai's kanji is 花火大会 (はなびたかい)

yukata (the summer kimono) is 浴衣 (ゆかた)

the wooden shoes peter-san has mentioned is 下駄 (げた)

shredded ice is 欠氷 (かきごおり)

- most of the time it's written as カキゴオリ), the kanji form is usually not being used

then the 7 花火大会s are...

1) 隅田川花火大会

- すみだがわはなびたいかい

(sumidagawa hanabi taikai)

this is located in (浅草.あさくさ.asakusa)

- expected crowd: 100,000 people

2) 諏訪湖祭湖上花火大会

(*there are 2 ways to pronounce it)

- すわこまつりこじょうはなびたいかい)

(suwako matsuri kojou hanabi taikai)

- すわこさいこじょうはなびたいかい

(suwako sai kojou hanabi taikai)

the 祭 can be pronounced as まつり or さい

the "official" one should be まつり

but since natsuko's pronounced it as "sai", i believe the latter one's used more frequently (as it's easier to pronounce, hehe ~)

this is located @ (長野.ながの.nagano)

- 40,000 shots

3) 伊勢崎利根川花火大会

- いせさきとねがわはなびたいかい

(isesaki tonegawa hanabi taikai)

- 35,000 shots

4) 全国選抜長良川中日花火大会

- ぜんこくせんばつながらがわちゅうにちはなびたいかい

(zenkoku senbatsu nagaragawa chuunichi hanabi taikai)

- 30,000 shots

the following 3 are the ones that are located at the kanto area (関東)

5) エクサイチング花火2006

(exciting hanabi 2006)

6) 江戸川区花火大会

- えどがわくはなびたいかい

(edogawa ku hanabi taikai)

7) 市川市民納涼花火たいかい

- いちがわしみんのうりょうはなびたいかい

(ichigawa shimin nouryou hanabi taikai)

if you would like to know more, you could copy and paste the name of the hanabi taikai to the japanese wikipedia ~ (it'll be in japanese though) ~ but you can always copy and past the info there to a japanese-to-english translator right?

hehe okie that's it ~

皆さん、 頑張りましょう ~

August 19th, 2006 at 10:42 AM
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I'm way behind and just listened to this in mid-August.

It sounded to me in the podcast like the Gunma hanabi taikai location was pronounced Isezaki. I used to live there and it's actually Isesaki which brings up the question: Is there any rule for どこどこ崎 being prounced -さき or -ざき? Or even lots of other names which could be said with or without the tenten at the beginning of the second character. e.g. We all know Shinjuku(新宿)but I once passed a small town called 新宿 but the romanization was written as Shinshuku.

August 5th, 2006 at 12:40 AM
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I'm curious as to how Vancouver's Celebration of light compares to Japanese hanabi taikai. (4 different countries compete over two weeks). I must admit though, of all the countries that have competed, I don't believe Japan ever has.

August 3rd, 2006 at 01:00 AM
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It is correct, but i use kawasaki here so that other people can read.

Is my english right?

August 2nd, 2006 at 08:14 AM
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Welcome Naruhiro-san!

Thank you for joining our little group.

Ganbatte kudasai!


August 1st, 2006 at 01:05 PM
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To "Recognize Design . . ."

You should mention Japanesepod101.com on your site. I didn't see it. Did I miss it somehow?:shock:

August 1st, 2006 at 06:36 AM
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Welcome, Hiro-san!

July 31st, 2006 at 09:35 PM
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Sorry about hijacking this thread a bit, but I figure more people read the comments than the forum. I'm leaving tomorrow for Otakon in Baltimore, and will be gone for about a week. I'll have my computer with me, but will probably be online sporadically. Ya'll take good care of our Vickyちゃん while I'm gone, ok?

July 31st, 2006 at 09:16 PM
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Well, actually you hit three marks. One for the 100th beginner podcast, the other for those comments and the third one for the 200th show... ;)