Learning Japanese – JLPT EXAM TIPS!
The last test is to clear the JLPT exams, which is round the corner! Clearing JLPT exam means great preparation, a ton of diligent work & practice. As far as the exams are concerned, it would be very helpful to have some valuable tips from the masters. Such tips have made the difference between success & failure in many cases.
Here we have Matsumoto Sensei
of Sakuraa Nihongo Resource Center offering his best tips for the JLPT exams N1-N2-N3 Levels.
For Level N2...more tips from Rui Sensei!
For those appearing for the JLPT N4 & N3 levels, we have more tips ! Check out Rui Sensei & Tateishi Sensei
of Sakuraa Nihongo Resource Center offering their best tips here.
Warm wishes from Sakuraa for the JLPT examination!
HAYACHINE KAGURA - In Bengaluru
Supported by Sakuraa Nihongo Resource Centre
Japanese Folk Traditional Performing Art
To get a quick understanding...... Broadly speaking, Hayachine Kagura, is similar to our very own Yakshagana.
Its is believed to have originated in the 12th Century AD, in the central zone of Iwate Prefecture North-east Japan, about 600 KMs from Tokyo. Kagura roughly translates to "divine entertainment".
is sacred and revered by locals. There is small spring at the peak of this sacred mountain. Like with most rivers originating from a mountain, the spring develops into a stream, meanders through forests, builds up volume & speed to reach the fields in the plains. Local legend has it that fairy "Yakusha"
becomes the stream.
As a gesture of thanksgiving for good harvests & also to ensure well being in the future, locals worship Hayachine Mountain by way of Kagura Performance every year on the same day.
There are similarities between Hayachine Kagura & Yakshagana.
Hayachine Kagura Awards:
- Dance Drama: Music, Dancing and Singing Narratives. There are episodes in Hayachine Kagura, Founding Mythologies of Japan, local legend and The Origin Story of The Shinto Temple. These are similar to our own, revered Mahabharata, Ramayana and Prana in Yakshagana.
- Hayachine Kagura is a touring performing arts. The troupe visits villages & local area around Mt. Hayachine between November & the following March.
- The stage size. Yakshagana’s stage space is about 10 Sqft and that of Hayachine’s is about 19.5 Sqft.
- Japanese National Intangible Cultural Heritage 1976.
- World Intangible Cultural Heritage UNESCO 2010.
this rare opportunity to get an insight into Japanese Yakshagana
. Its FREE!
Venue: Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan, Race Course Road, Bangalore
Date: 21st Nov 2014
Time: 7 to 8:30 PM
1st Nov 2014:
Kannada Rajyothsavada Shubashaigalu!
Many of us admire Kannada, for all the right reason! Today is a day to reflect on that yet again. At this juncture how would it be if one could put ones’ Kannada knowledge to good effect in building a good career in Japanese language? Does it sound improbable or weird? No it is not! Read on…
Kannada , like many Indian mothers tongues, carries a grammar structure very similar to Japanese language (unlike English). The S-O-V (Subject – Object – Verb )
structure of Kannada & Japanese is similar. Watch this video to understand this better
. So competence in Kannada can easily translate into better learning of Japanese.
Surprisingly many prospective Japanese learners think that learning Japanese would need a command over English language! It goes without saying that in today’s globalized world, it certainly helps having a good control over English. However the point is that there are many who have excelled in learning Japanese despite drawbacks with their English, by leveraging their native language strengths!
This actually is a very important point for prospective Japanese language learners to note. Quite frankly its doesn’t matter how good one’s English is. One needn’t be diffident on this score. Learning Japanese can take off based on the learner’s native mother tongue strengths.
Why is this important?? Many career opportunities around Japanese language skills are opening up. There is a significant demand for Japanese language skills. Read this to understand career opportunities
etc for those with Japanese language skills. Read this to get an idea of the Japanese job market in India.
After all nothing like hearing from a student who would fit this story above! Watch him talk about it (its in Kannada!)
Done ? Like to learn Japanese? Reach us here.