I would recommend this story. Most of the kanji was easy to read. It was a bit sad because they lost something they can’t get back. It was interesting to read why both the jellyfish and the monkey lost that something and how it happened.
Not only is this book friendly to new readers of Japanese, it is also culturally educational. Why not experience a Japanese New Years’ celebration with the Kimura family? This book is very colorful and easy to interpret. I would recommend it to any beginner.
Anyone can relate to these stories about everyday decisions that may not sometimes be the best, but are little anecdotes we learn from and laugh about later. These moments remind us that nobody’s perfect, and that little everyday slip-ups come and go.
This short story is about how wind and sun were having a little competition. The content is very easy but it is quite interesting. It is a very quick read I don’t think anyone would encounter any problems with it. However I would suggest people to read something more closely related to Japanese tradition since this tale is globally known.
I think this is a good book for first year Japanese. It is not a hard book to read, and it is a great way to review grammars we had covered last semester. I also think it is a great way to practice putting vocabularies we’ve learned in context.
I find this book really interesting because it introduces the fashionable outfits in Tokyo and also talks about the stories of the people who wear these outfits. While reading the stories, I find that it’s obvious that an outfit is reflecting a person’s personality and occupation. Although the Japanese expressions are advanced in this book, the book is still really interesting to read since you have the photos and you can read their story in context.
I really liked this book. I found myself having to look up a good number of words, but it also had a lot of vocab we’ve learned, which was nice. I like that it was broken up into four separate stories because it allowed me to take breaks from the reading without having to worry about forgetting something. I would definitely recommend it to other Japanese students!
If you are a novice at reading Japanese, then this is the book for you! The sentences are extremely short, and simple grammar can be identified/ understood (e.g. short form, te-form, 〜よ, quotations, casual “no” in speech, etc…) There is a plethora of images to baby-step the reader through the story and it is engaging till the end with light humor.
I learnt about お花見 this activity. It sounds so amazing. I really want to go to Japan in spring and enjoy the beautiful natural scene. This book is easy to read and I recommend to people who want to learn about Sakura which tokens part of Japanese culture.
I would recommend this book if you’re looking for some mysterious stories, or something with a little bit of a fantasy bent. But if you’re looking for something actually scary, keep on looking. It’s not that I expected these stories to leave me with nightmares, but I was hoping for a disquieting thought or two and for the most part they disappointed. In terms of readability, I’d recommend this book to second and third year Japanese students.