Some of you might have been to Tokyo, Osaka or Kyoto. But you know, Japan consists of four main islands, and these three biggest cities are all located in 本州 /Honshu/.
So, I'll ask you another question. Have you ever been to the islands other than 本州 /Honshu/? I don't know why but people in Taiwan seem to love 北海道 /Hokkaido/. Maybe they have a longing for the big snow? I guess so. Actually, the Snow Festival there is amazing. I've seen it once.
Well, I had been to the all islands except 四国 /Shikoku/. I just didn't have a chance to visit this nice region before, but fortunately, I could finally go. :D Yatta!
四国 /Shikoku/ consists of four prefectures as it's name. You see, 四 means "four" and 国 is "country". I visited 2 prefectures of them this time; 香川 /Kagawa/ and 愛媛 /Ehime/.
One of my friends lives in 香川 /Kagawa/, so I asked her to take me to the best Udon restaurant. It was super delicious! XD You know, 香川 /Kagawa/ is famous for its Udon culture(!?). So that's why it's called うどんの国 (The country of Udon). Haha
And I went to the spa resorts in 愛媛 /Ehime/. They have a long history of hot springs, and it's said that many Japanese famous writers had also visited and stayed there.
This building is the symbol of the town, an old bathhouse. Do you know "Spirited Away", Japanese animated film by Hayao Miyazaki? The main building in the movie was modeled on it. If you like this film, then why don't you come for a visit? :) You can take a bath here!
By the way, I found an interesting thing. Can you guess what it is?
It's a kind of paper bag (like an envelope) for wooden chopsticks. It usually has a name of the restaurant or something on it, but I found the one on which the explanation of how to use the chopsticks was written.
Haha, have a try!! ；）
*Japanese Word of the Day*
/are, hidari-kiki nano?/
Hey, are you a lefty?
*左利き /hidari-kiki/ a left-handed person ⇔ 右利き /migi-kiki/
By the way, one's dominant hand/arm is called 利（き）き手（て）/腕（うで）.
Which is your 利き手？：）