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RE: Rice planting

Postby Furansujin » Fri 06.02.2006 12:33 pm

Ok right! That's why I couldn't find it on google maps!!

Don't be angry with me, I couldn't guess! But sure I had to look up in a dictionary!:|

That's what I did now and absolutely, I found 田舎 = いなか = rural, countryside.

At least I learned a new word that I can add to my vocabulary list, I think it's the main goal of this site "Learn Japanese for Free", isn't it?

But it didn't change anything to what I said: I think this place is very beautiful, and now I'd like to know where it is!
So I reiterate my question and change it a little: where are you living Oyaji??
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RE: Rice planting

Postby keatonatron » Fri 06.02.2006 10:48 pm

I've asked him before and he didn't specify. :( All I know is it's somewhere in Kyushu. It'd be easy to find a lot of places that look quite similar, so maybe it doesn't really matter exactly where.
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RE: Rice planting

Postby kanadajin » Fri 06.02.2006 10:56 pm

one question, with all those rice paddies. Are mosquitoes a major problem in Japan?


Good question, I wish i could answer.. Time to use GoOgLe :D
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RE: Rice planting

Postby Oyaji » Fri 06.02.2006 11:19 pm

I'm on my way out the door, and I won't be around for a few days (going to Kyoto). I'll answer these questions when I get back.
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RE: Rice planting

Postby Takeo Saeki » Fri 06.02.2006 11:19 pm

I! Want! To! Go! To! JAPAN! :( :( :(
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RE: Rice planting

Postby Infidel » Fri 06.02.2006 11:42 pm

kanadajin wrote:
one question, with all those rice paddies. Are mosquitoes a major problem in Japan?


Good question, I wish i could answer.. Time to use GoOgLe :D


In this case google gives too many results that are extremely technical about other subjects, but mosquitoes and japan are mentioned.

Here I'm just looking for an anectdotal response.
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RE: Rice planting

Postby Oyaji » Wed 06.07.2006 9:38 pm

I'm back (but not for long I'm afraid).

The mosquitoes are kept in check by these guys:
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and these guys:
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There are plenty of big frogs too, but this guy was so cute I had to take a picture.

Actually, as anyone who has been in Japan in the summer can tell you, there are plenty of bugs, but I've never really considered mosquitoes a problem around here.

Area wise, more of Japan looks like this than looks like Tokyo or Osaka. No matter where in Japan you go, if you ride the train out of the city for a little while you can find someplace just as beautiful as my little town.
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RE: Rice planting

Postby two_heads_talking » Thu 06.08.2006 9:30 am

well, in the tohoku area, it's pretty cool, so the mosquitos don't last long and those that manage are soon eaten by frogs and spiders.. i can't remember seeing more spiders in my life than when i lived in iwanuma.. holy cow, it seems they all gather in certain areas of the rice fields and blam like 30 or 40 spiders webs pop up over one night .... very brilliant vibrant colors .. and the chirping frogs will keep you up all night .... or sing you to sleep.. lol
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RE: Rice planting

Postby Infidel » Thu 06.08.2006 12:40 pm

that is the most amazing spider I've ever seen. It looks like an alien or something.
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RE: Rice planting

Postby two_heads_talking » Thu 06.08.2006 3:09 pm

that is actually a small one too.. they get huge..
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RE: Rice planting

Postby coco » Thu 06.08.2006 5:33 pm

良く撮れてますね〜。
いい写真を見せてくださってありがとうございます^^
九州のお米って意外(失礼)にも美味しいんですよね。
佐賀のお米が、とっても美味しかったことがありました。

しばらく鬱陶しい梅雨ですが、それも米のためと思えば
「ありがたきかな」です。
お百姓(放送禁止用語)さん、ありがとう、と言いたい。
なんといっても瑞穂の国ですから。:)
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RE: Rice planting

Postby AJBryant » Thu 06.08.2006 6:12 pm

What kind of spider *is* that thing?


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RE: Rice planting

Postby kotori » Thu 06.08.2006 6:15 pm

St. Andrew's Cross Spider (Argiope amoena)
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RE: Rice planting

Postby AJBryant » Thu 06.08.2006 7:18 pm

Wow. THanks. That's a mean looking little mo-fo.

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RE: Rice planting

Postby Mukade » Thu 06.08.2006 7:31 pm

If you don't have a problem with mosquitoes around your area, then count yourself lucky.

If I step foot outside of my kitchen in the summer, I am swarmed in a matter of seconds. I once counted as many as fifteen of them on my legs alone.

I burn lots and lots of those mosquitoe coils.
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