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Student Writing

     I will introduce you Nebuta festival in Aomori prefecture in Japan. It is one of the Japanese traditional festivals. Nebuta means a big bamboo doll. The festival is called "Tohoku big three festival". The festival is held in Aomori. Every tear from August 2 to 7. So I will talk about Nebuta's history, Nebuta's structure, and its prade.  

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       This festival features folkdances performed to welcome the souls of ancestors in the Bon season. It is greeting to ancestors and almost people traveling in this season. Tokushima, from July to August. “A fool who dances and a fool who watches”, which is voiced to set the rhythm is well known throughout Japan. You might as well have fun dancing. I will introduce about Awaodori, how it is hold every year, about dancing and about Tokushima.  

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     I’m going to tell you about a festival, “Festival of Water in Kurume”. Kurume is a city in Fukuoka prefecture. It is held every year in August. It celebrated 40th anniversary in 2011. It is held all of Kurume city. I’m going to tell you its content, venue and history.  

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<p>I'm going to introduce Nada Fighting Festival. It's held at Matsubara Hachiman Shrine in Himeji city on October 14 and 15 every year. It's a Japanese traditional festival. It's specified important intangible folk cultural asset of Hyogo prefecture and Himeji city. It's very famous and a lot of people from Japan and abroad come to see the festival. This festival has a long history and people have saved its tradition for many years. You can see the TV program about this festival during its season.

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I am going to talk about my favorite festival, so I want you to be interested in Yosakoi. Do you know it? It is Kochi’s dance. It is similar to Awaodori, because the festival is similar to Awaodori. I think that Yosakoi has many goods points. Such as its history, good rules and the instruments so I want to tell you about them.

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     Do you know Handa Dashi Festival? It is one of the most famous festivals in Japan. Handa city is located in the south of Aichi prefecture. If you want to go to the festival, you should read my essay. My essay is about the history of Handa Dashi Festival and the contents of the festival.

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Have you ever experienced big earthquake? I have never experienced it. In the future, very big earthquake may be happen in Tokyo. If the big earthquake happen, Japan would have a lot of trouble. I think most Japanese people forget about the very big earthquake which was happen in Tohoku area recently. Today, I would like to think about a big earthquake which was happen in Japan, and the current Tohoku area’s situation. After that, I am going to tell you about my opinion for the problem.

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Do you know about the Great East Japan Earthquake that happened in Tohoku area in Japan? Today, I would like to tell you about the earthquake and Fukushima nuclear power station. At the beginning, I will explain about the Great East Japan Earthquake, next I will tell you about an article of Fukushima nuclear power station, and lastly actual condition of the power station. I want you to think about after the earthquake with my writing.

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Dangerous of Fukushima (500~600wards) 5142052 Meika Wada        I think Fukushima’s problem is very serious in the world. In March 11th 2011, there is very big earth quick in eastern Japan. It was my graduation ceremony of junior high school so when I went to my home and turned on the TV, I was very surprised because I had never seen very big tsunami such as the Great East Japan Earthquake. This extraordinary accident is bring down a lot of problem, so today I will write about Fukushima’s problem.

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     Do you know the Fukushima nuclear disaster? The accident have happened due to the Grate East Japan Earthquake happened on March 11th in 2011 when I was a third year student in junior high school. This time, I was shocked by this incident, and also Japanese and the whole world people was shocked it. So this problem became the serious problem, and now not only the Japan but also all over the world is influencing it, so I will explain about Fukushima nuclear disaster, and what were the effects to Japan and foreign countries.

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