Saturday, July 25, 2009

Countdown to the Tenjin Matsuri #1...

Today, the Tenjin Matsuri, one of the biggest and most popular summer festivals in Osaka, is being held. We’ve been counting down to the festival by teaching you how to say a different festival-related word in English every day. The final word is…

1) Hanabi = Fireworks

The Tenjin Festival fireworks viewed from a friend’s balcony

The literal translation of “hanabi” is “flower fire,” which is a great name! Unfortunately, it means nothing in English.

Fireworks are an important part of celebrations all over the world. Enjoy the fireworks tonight! And enjoy the festival!


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