Wednesday, 31 October 2007

My home town - Suwa

I live in Suwa-city, which is located in the middle of Nagano prefecture. It has a population of 52,850 people.

It has a lake, called Suwa-ko, which is not only famous as a sightseeing place, but also notorious for its dirty water.

The altitude of Suwa-city is 761m, and it is very comfortable in summer season. However, in winter, it is colder than Matsumoto-city. Sometimes Suwa-ko is frozen and a mysterious phenomenon called "Omiwatari" appears. This is not an annual event.

Suwa-ko is well known for its fireworks festival. It is held on the 15th of August every year. The fireworks are very beautiful and have a powerful sound. They really impress to the crowds. The number of spectators is approximately 450,000. It causes heavy traffic jams for all of Suwa-city. You can see the fireworks on the website below on demand.(Sorry, this website is written only Japanese.)


There are five Japanese-Sake cellars. In spring and autumn, they have a festival called "Kamisuwa kaiko nomiaruki." It means "Drinking and walking on the Kamisuwa-street."
You can drink as much as you like, and the fee is JPY2,000.(The year before last, the fee was only JPY1,000. It was a very reasonable price.)
You can taste many kinds of Japanese-Sake. You may feel very happy.
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6 comments:

jim said...

Kaz,

I guess you found your password then ;) Good post - lots of very useful information thank you.

I started a new sidebar, with websites from you guys about your hometowns; hope to add to it!

Keep up the good work, and well done on your first blog entry!

PS I'm still jealous you saw Queen at the budokan...

kaz said...

Jim-sensei,

I found grammatical mistakes after I posted this blog.
I would appreciate if you would correct my mistakes about this homework.

jim said...

Ok - I'll edit it this time...next time you do it, alright?

Hint: use 'word' and think about changing where it underlines in green? (Spelling in red).

Cheers! Jim

kaz said...

Jim-sensei,

Thank you for your correction.
I will share this correction with my colleague e.g. Yutaka.

I confirmed my original homework by using "word".
But there is no underlines in green.

Thanks,

kaz said...

>But there is no underlines in green.

Correcttion.

But there is no underlines in green as grammatical mistakes.

jim said...

Try writing your posting in 'word' first & use the checking tools there? After that, copy & paste.

Jim