Every autumn (秋), Japan gets the chance to showcase its famous red maple leaves. This phenomenon can be expressed by two different words: momiji and kouyou. Even though they are written with the same characters,, they describe two distinct things. Momiji refers to the maple leaves covered with red at that time of the year, while koyo corresponds to the leaves changing colors and turning from green to red. Though Japanese sakura are worldwide famous, momiji are equally as important in the country and Japanese people are fond of traditional Japanese gardens in the fall, as well as going for a hike to enjoy the blushing mountains. In addition, you will also periodically receive offers to live and study in Japan, discounts on applications as well as the key dates to apply. Kōyō or momiji? You probably have heard about the Japanese spring and its sakura, but do you know about the Japanese fall and its momiji (maple leaves)? It's also referred to as kōyō and, during that season, the whole country dresses up with a gorgeous red. Unlike sakura season, momiji season lasts longer but is just as stunning and allows its admirers to make the most out of it at a more relaxed pace.. Can you read these kanjis? They can be read in two different ways: kōyō and momiji. Even if the kanjis are the same, the meaning varies depending on the reading.
In Japan, fall starts at the end of September just as in many countries in the Northern Hemisphere.
Momiji is the word for the maple leaves tinted of red in the fall, symbol for the Japanese fall, while kōyō designates the natural process of the leaves changing colors in autumn. Kōyō is more complex to translate as it's more of a concept, an idea, than just a simple word. There's also the word "紅葉狩り" (momijigari) which stands for "red leaves hunting". Just like hanami during sakura season, momijigari is a few-century-old tradition that can be performed in many ways: hiking, picnic under maple trees, walks in parks and a lot more. According to the rumors, momijigari first appeared during the Heian period (794-1195) and was restricted to higher class people up until Edo period (1603-1868) where it became accessible to anyone. In Japan, fall starts at the end of September just as in many countries in the Northern Hemisphere. Yet, leaves start turning to red towards the middle of September in the north of the country and end their journey around the middle of December in the south, even though most of the cities in Japan turn red during November. Just like with the sakura, this season holds a very special place in Japanese people's heart as it reminds everyone that everything is ephemeral and that we need to enjoy what is given to us before it vanishes. You may have guessed it but if Japanese people managed to incorporate sakura in their food, there's no reason not to do the same with maple leaves.
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However, unlike sakura, those are not directly incorporated in dishes but are depicted through their shape. For example, the momiji manju and the nama momiji, traditionally from Hiroshima prefecture, are cakes filled with red bean paste and that are shaped like a maple leaf. Momiji and Ginkgo too! Sure, maple leaves are very important. But what would Japanese fall be without its magnificent ginkgo? Also called "ichō" (銀杏) in Japanese, they are completely different from momiji as they are not red but bright yellow and do not have the same shape. These trees are usually found in shintō shrines as they are said to host local spirits. Gingko trees also inspired Tokyo city's symbol for more than 30 years now, because of its "T" shape (for "Tokyo"). Last but not least, ginkgo seeds are edible and are great snacks for both children and adults! If you're in Tokyo during fall, you'd be happy to know that the capital of Japan has an abundant number of places to go to enjoy incredible fall sceneries. For example, only an hour away by train from Shinjuku station, there's Kamakura, one of Japan's old capital cities. Located right next to the sea, it's the best place to go if you're looking for taking a relaxing walk under Japanese momiji. If you'd like to hike while admiring Japanese kōyō, you can head to Mount Takao, just an hour away from Tokyo too. If you're more of a History fan, you can take off to Nikko, where the numerous temples and historic sites give kōyō a unique taste. But if you wish to remain in Tokyo to enjoy the momiji, you can visit Shinjuku Gyoen, the imperial garden of Shinjuku, covered in red once fall lands in Tokyo. Come to Japan during momiji season! Why not combine a stay in Japan during the fall and learning Japanese? Join SNG. Our school is located at the center of Tokyo. We offer short courses lasting from one to three months that you can join even if you're a complete beginner. You can also choose to stay longer for one or two years of studies with student visa.
This list describes characters from the anime and manga series Doraemon. Also listed are their original NTV voice actors (1973), followed by their TV Asahi voice actors (1979-2005; 2005-present). Part of the 22nd century characters are listed in The Doraemons. Each main character represents a primary school student archetype. Nobita appears in every episode of the anime, while Doraemon appears in most episodes, sometimes being substituted (for medical checkup or on leave) by his sister, Dorami. Note: In some translations of Doraemon, the names of these characters are different from the original names. 2.9 Nobisuke Nobi Jr. Albert in the Cinar dub of the series, is the title character and co-protagonist of the series. He is a cat-like robot from the future. He was yellow-skinned and had ears originally. However, his ears were accidentally eaten by a robot mouse. It left him heartbroken and caused his skin to turn blue. People often mistake him for a raccoon dog. He is sent back in time by Sewashi (Nobita's Great-great-grandson) to aid Nobita. Doraemon possesses a 4-dimensional pocket from which he can acquire various kinds of futuristic tools, gadgets, and playthings from a future department store.
His favorite food is Dorayaki.
He also has the tendency to panic during emergencies, characterized by him frantically trying to pull out a very much-needed tool from his pocket, only to produce a huge assortment of household items and unwanted gadgets. Still, Doraemon is very friendly and intelligent, not to mention long-suffering because of Nobita's antics. Since Sewashi sent Doraemon to the past, Doraemon has been living as the unofficial fourth member of Nobita's family and acts like a second son to Nobita's parents, since despite being a robot, he requires basic needs for a person, such as eating, and also sleeps in the closet of Nobita's bedroom. He also fears mice greatly (due to a robot mouse having eaten his ears), even go crazy about it and pull out devastating gadgets, and most of the times, Nobita saves Doraemon in such situations. Although he has no fingers in most media, he can hold things because of the suction cups in his hands. His favorite food is Dorayaki. He has also been shown to date with normal female cat. He is the elder brother of Dorami.
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Nobita Nobi (野比, Nobi Nobita, English dub: Sidney in the Cinar dub, Specky in the Speedy dub, and Noby Nobi in the Bang Zoom! dub) is the co-protagonist of the series. He wears glasses, a red or yellow polo shirt with a white collar, and blue or black shorts and white socks and light blue shoes. Although he's not good at sports, he's good at shooting. He is usually accompanied by Doraemon, who functions as his caretaker. Although he's not good at sports, he's good at shooting and has been reflected in the movies many time. He's also good at string figure which sometime considered a girls' game. Son of Tamako and Nobisuke Nobi. Future father of Nobisuke (his son). Future husband or boyfriend of Shizuka and great-great-grandfather of Sewashi. Taurus), nicknamed Shizuka-chan (しずかちゃん) is a smart, kind and pretty girl. She is often represented by the color pink, and is seen wearing a pink shirt and skirt.
The word 'Shizuka (しずか)' means 'Quiet'. She is Nobita's best friend. She does not shun Nobita due to his failing grades, lazy disposition or constant failures. In fact, she often tries to encourage him to do better, though she usually fails to convince him. Shizuka likes to take a bath several times a day; however, a running gag in the series is that she is sometimes interrupted by a sudden appearance of Nobita (sometimes Doraemon, Gian, or Suneo) usually due to misuse of Doraemon's gadgets like the Anywhere Door (Doko Demo Doa in Japanese). Shizuka's skirt is also frequently seen getting flipped, either by Nobita misusing Doraemon's gadgets, or by the wind. Scenes in which her underwear is seen, or she is seen bathing, have been removed from the dubbed versions, especially in India, Europe, the United States and the United Kingdom. Her true passions are sweet potatoes, which she would rather keep to herself out of the knowledge of others, and the violin, in which her playing is just as horrendous as Gian's singing. She is also known for taking piano lessons unwillingly due to her mother's wishes (as she loves violin more), which is sometimes a reason for declining to hang out with friends (but she plays piano better than violin). Shizuka is an animal lover and keeps two pets at home: a dog, who is saved from succumbing to illness by Nobita and Doraemon in one story; and a canary which runs away on multiple occasions and causing Shizuka and Nobita to run around the city chasing her down.
Though they consider each other only as friends.
She sometimes fansies some handsome idols on TV. Besides Nobita, Shizuka is also close to her classmate and popular student Dekisugi. Though they consider each other only as friends. Gemini), named Buster in the Cinar dub and Bob in the Speedy dub, usually known by the nickname "Gian" (「ジャイアン」, "Jaian", English: Big G) is a strong and quick-tempered local bully. He also frequently steals other children's stuff (especially Nobita's and Suneo's) under the pretext of "borrowing" them, unless the toy is damaged. He is known for his awful singing voice, though he considers himself a great singer. To prove this, Gian sometimes "invites" others to attend his concerts, under the threat of beatings. His singing is so horrible that, once, Nobita and Doraemon try to mute it in a silent world, his writings of the song lyrics in a board end up having the same effect as when they hear them. Though his voice is terrible in one of the episodes it was shown that a girl liked his singing. In some films, his singing is enhanced to become an effective weapon (as in 'Nobita's Great Adventure in the South Seas'). In some episodes when his voice is recorded and he hears it, he instantly denies it being his voice and threatens to beat up the person who his songs in a very bad way (which is an irony).
Gian is also confident in cooking, but just like his singing, his hand made food can be a nightmare for other people very easily. However, Gian does not hesitate to help his friends when they are in real trouble. Throughout the series, particularly the films, he is often the one who voices the most concern and refuses to look away when there is a problem, an opposite of Suneo's cowardice. While he is described by others as daunting and intimidating, he is very sensitive and prone to crying when something touching happens, and he actually values his friends highly, a feeling which his friends sometimes reciprocate. Gian also has a soft spot for his younger sister, Jaiko, and usually tries to prevent her from trouble, even if she can perfectly handle her situation. Gian basically is a bullying 'tsundere'. His catchphrase is "What's mine is mine. What's yours is also mine." (「俺の物は、俺の物。お前の物も俺の物。」, "Ore no mono wa, ore no mono. Omae no mono mo ore no mono."), also known as Gianism (ジャイアニズム, Jaianizumu ) in Japan (the Japanese band Nightmare have borrowed the term for their albums Gianism Best Ofs and Gianizm). Pisces) is the fox-faced (inherited from his mother) rich child who loves to flaunt his material wealth before everyone, especially Nobita. A lot of the stories start with Suneo showing off some new video game, toy or pet which evokes Nobita's envy.