#821 “Anne of Green Gables” & “AnnE with an E”

TV anime “Anne of Green Gables”

I like the story “Anne of Green Gables”. The author is L. M. Montgomery. This novel is very popular in Japan and in the world.
I learned about it through the TV anime when I was an elementary school student. I loved the show.

Netflix “AnnE with an E”

Now I’m into “Netflix”, because I can watch the “Anne of Green Gables” anime that I used to watched and the new drama series “AnnE with an E” that Netflix made.
The drama series “AnnE with an E” is splendid for the script based on the novel and the actors’ performance.
I cried at every stories when I watched the show, even though I knew the story. I’ve already finished season 2. Season 3 will be coming soon in 2019. I can’t wait for it!

I’d like to read the 12-book series novel

Although the novel “Anne of Green Gables” was written 111 years ago, the story does’t feel old. I can sympathize with the characters in the story.
I’d like to read the 12-book series novel some day.

Small joy!!(2019.5.24)

2019-05-30 | Posted in English2 Comments » 


#822 Finally UNESCO approved to recognize the burial mounds in Osaka as world heritage sites!

Finally UNESCO approved to recognize the burial mounds in Osaka as world heritage sites!

There are in total 49 buried mounds in Osaka. The most famous and the biggest one is called “Nintoku Tenno-ryo” in Sakai city.
The local authorities first submitted the application in 2007, so it took them 12 years to be put on the World Cultural Heritage list!

In TV news, I saw some people got together and celebrated. The reporter asked a woman in Osaka.
“So your long time dream has finally come true. How long did you support it?”
She said, “Yes! 1600 years!”
Isn’t she funny? I like her joke. It feels like everyone in Osaka has a great sense of humor!

It will bring huge economic effect to Osaka

According the newspaper, the World Heritage Site designation will bring huge economic effect to Osaka and Sakai city. They estimated about 915 million dollars (1005 okuyen) for Osaka, and 310 million dollars (340 okuyen) for Sakai city.

Since I live in Sakai city, I’m very happy and excited. On one hand, I hope that the designation can bring more people to this beautiful city, but on the other hand, I am also a little bit worried that the tourists may bring too much noise to the quiet neighborhood.

To attract more people

↑A place of worship, we can’t go any further.

To be honest, all you can see at ground level is just lots and lots of trees right now. Because the burial mounds are restricted areas, tourists can only walk up to the entrance, which is quite disappointing. If the local government really wants to attract more people to look at the burial mounds, I think they should build a tall tower nearby, so that people can go up and see the stunning view.
I think someone actually did a calculation and said that it would need a 300m tower, which is as tall as the Tokyo Tower. I am not really sure if that is going to be possible in Sakai city.

In the meantime, it may be more interesting to go to Nara and grab a “Kofun cake” to enjoy.↓

↑”Kofun cake” picture from the link “Petit Marche

Small joy!!(2019.5.23)

↓Here is my previous post about the Sakai’s famous historical attractions.

2019-05-23 | Posted in English4 Comments »