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cheery trees at Chikatsu Asuka

i took a walk-bike to a kohun park felt nature and Spring. 


Short Essay: Reverse Culture Shock

Reverse Culture Shock by Tomoe Nakamura
        In Japan, we have a folk tale called, “Urashima Taro.” A fisherman called Urashima Taro helps a sea turtle bullied by kids. The sea turtle says, “Thank you,” and he takes Taro to an undersea world. They swim together to the Ryuguji palace (Naptune) in the undersea world, where there meet a princess called, Otohime. She has long back hair tied on the top of her head, wearing a colorful Kimono. She says, “The sea turtle is my follower. I am glad you helped him. You can stay in the palace as long as you wish. I will treat you as a special guest.” So Taro decides to stay for a while. He sees many colorful fishes and mature seaweed dancing and singing for him from the window. Taro enjoyes fancy life so much that he forgets about going back home. There is no way of knowing how much time has passed since he arrived. When Taro misses his home, he asked the princess if he could leave her palace. The princess gives him a box which is called Urashim…