”Senior Nihongo Conversation Table” enjoyed an ”Online Senior Meeting” for the first time. The Next Meeting: May 20 (Wed) 7:30 pm @ Your Home. Anyone 50+years young who speaks Nihongo (Japanese language) is welcome.
As getting used to joining a “Web meeting,” we had a 1 and half hour long enjoyable chatting last night. Most of our talk naturally surrounded the Corona pandemic status, how each member had been coping with the situation, reopening of businesses in Cincy and NKY, Japan’s travel restrictions, etc. As for our main subject, Nishiyama san shared with us the story and her impressions of “KAIREI” by Ayako Miura. It’s a historical drama based on the facts in late Edo(early 1800’s) about three young sailors of a wrecked Kaisen (small cargo vessel) who washed up on the shores of North American Island after drifting for more than 10 years at sea. Captured by and forced to live as lave by Indian tribe there, then rescued and brought to London by the British commercial ship, they encountered with the generous Western society and the Christian love. It’s strict isolation policy never let them tread on the land of Japan.