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Aoshiroi
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Hello everyone!

Post by Aoshiroi » Sat 05.15.2010 4:32 am

こんにちは 皆さん!
Katsumoto from the movie "The Last Samurai" says that not introducing yourself is extremely rude so I'd rather err on the side of politeness, although I'm aware that not everything presented in movies in true ^^ (jk)
I'm a 22-years-old girl from Bulgaria. I first started learning hiragana and basic grammar around 3 years ago but then had to interrupt my studies because of more pressing life issues. For the time being I'm back to Japanese :)
I do read quite a few mangas but the time I was obsessed with them is gone so they are not the main reason I'm want to be able to speak Japanese. I'm more interested in the culture much of which remains "behind closed doors" if you don't know the language. For example, how many of you have heard about Sato Kentaro-さん, the sculptor? He shares his name with the composer who is much more popular in the West and that makes it very difficult to find anything about the sculptor in English. This is one of my favorite sculptures:

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As you could probably guess, Sato Kentaro-さん is famous for his stone owls ;)
Here you can find some info about him and his fellow artists and see more of his work: http://www.cosmoyume.com/. All in Japanese.

I hope this made for one slightly different introduction ^^
はじめまして!
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Re: Hello everyone!

Post by becki_kanou » Sat 05.15.2010 5:36 am

Hello and welcome to TJP! Those owls certainly are charming!
そうだ、嬉しいんだ、生きる喜び!
例え胸の傷が痛んでも。

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Re: Hello everyone!

Post by Aoshiroi » Sat 05.15.2010 8:28 am

Thank you :) They sure are ^^
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Re: Hello everyone!

Post by LegendDK » Sun 05.16.2010 11:43 am

Welcome :) Awesome owls :D

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Aoshiroi
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Re: Hello everyone!

Post by Aoshiroi » Sun 05.16.2010 6:39 pm

Thank you :)
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Re: Hello everyone!

Post by chikara » Wed 05.19.2010 4:22 am

TJPへようこそ  :)
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Re: Hello everyone!

Post by Aoshiroi » Wed 05.19.2010 4:53 pm

ありがとう、 chikaraさん :)
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