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Sunshine Newsletter for March 2021

The 3rd of March is a Girl’s festival in Japan. In a classroom we have a small decoration for this day, although members taking lessons in person have seen it. This is a day to celebrate and pray for girls’ healthy growth and happiness. Japanese have 5 seasonal festivals in a year and this Girls’ festival is one of them.


Workshop & Kōryū-kai (gathering) :

This year, we have workshop one in 2 months. The next one is coming next month. The topic hasn’t been decided yet. If you have any interests such as Japanese culture, social rules, system, etc, please let me know.


Oshaberi Club:

Oshaberi club (where you can practice your Japanese conversational skills with other participants who are interested in a certain topic) comprising two groups, one being elementary to pre-intermediate and the other being intermediate or higher. Please feel free to jump in and enjoy this fun challenge.

***GROUP 1: Intermediate or higher*** This month, we will have a game using some famous children’s books and historical famous stories. One of the member will talk about one story in Japanese and the others will find out what story it is. Good for both practices of speaking and listening. Also, a variety of new vocabulary will come up. It’s going to be fun!

Time: 1:00 pm, Saturday, 27th March

***GROUP 2: Elementary to pre-intermediate*** Don’t hesitate, and just give a go! Let’s talk about your most previous trip to Japan, what you like, what you didn’t like, tell us what was interesting, fun, cool or new that you discovered. Bring some photos, prints, gift (Omiyage), trinket, anything that you brought back from your travels and let’s chat about it this Oshaberi club.

Please come and join us.

Time: 3:00 pm, Saturday, 27th March

For both groups, please book your attendance so that I can organise the groups. Try to book at the earliest time to reserve your spot as you don’t want to miss out.

Place: Sunshine Japanese

Fee: $30

Enrolment: email Yoko at yoko@sunshinejapanese.com.au / RSVP: 24th March


メンバーのおしゃべりも とても自然(しぜん)な会話(かいわ)になってきました。










りょこうのしゃしんや 日本(にほん)のものをもってきて、みせてください。






News corner:

Endress Discovery Japan

One of Sunshine members has introduced this website, where we can get a variety of information about Japan. If you like, you can subscribe and get a Newsletter every month. We can share some information I am interested in.

· 8 places in Kansai to see plum blossoms

Do you know plum blossoms? Cherry blossoms are famous; however, plum blossoms are as beautiful as cherry blossoms. If you like to enjoy snow and blossoms, check this out. Plum blossoms are coming earlier than cherry blossoms; therefore, it is possible to enjoy snow on the mountains and move to a city for plum blossoms during one trip.

· Luxury Trains and Cruises in Japan

The train trip is one of what I want to do in Japan one day. Shinkansen is fast and convenience but train trips would give us another type of fun trip time. It might be far future; however, why not just get the information now? Dreaming and planning is another fun time for holidays.

Endress Discovery Japanというウェブサイトがあります。サンシャインメンバーの一人がしょうかいしてくれました。いろいろな情報がありますので、役に立ちます。ニュースレターのサブスクライブもできますよ。




Sunshine Japanese サンシャイン・ジャパニーズ

Yoko O’Brien オブライエン陽子(ようこ)

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