Hitomi Sakamoto

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Life gets more beautiful when you know how to use 'kirei'

| Jul 6, 2015

Life gets more beautiful when you know how to use 'kirei'

Kireina Tanabata kazari-ga dekita (We’ve done well decorating our bamboo tree.) Situation 1: Mariko has finished decorating a bamboo tree for Tanabata (Star Festival) with her mother. 母: まり子、きれいな七夕かざりができたねえ。 まり子: うん。今夜晴れるといいなあ。 Haha: Mariko, kireina Tanabata kazari-ga dekita-ne¯. Mariko: Un. Kon’ya hareru-to ii-nā. Mother: Mariko, ...