これ なに? What’s this?

Is it a Christmas tree, a lemon, or a flower? You will find the beauty of Japanese food culture by guessing what things are in the book!

Reading level: Level 1                                   preview botton
Script type: Hiragana characters
Numbers of characters: 121
Pages: 19                             story in English
Text type: factual description
Product Type: A5 saddle stitched booklet
Price: A$8.00
Weight: approx. 65g                        book cover page

Sentence examples:                                                                                
 これ なに?           What is it?
 れもん。                   A lemon.
 きれいでしょう。    Beautiful, isn’t it?

Cultural note from the author:
Japanese traditional sweets such as the ones in this book are called wagashi. Wagashi is known to present beauty that is so simple yet precise. Wagashi was special to me during my childhood. They were not everyday snacks. Instead, my grandmother used to take me to a wagashi shop near my house on occasions, and let me choose one I like. In my mind, wagashi was for ‘grown ups.’ I remember looking at the presentation of wagashi, and feeling excited, thinking “I get to eat the special wagashi, just like adults who can appreciate both presentation and taste of wagashi.” It is customary to have wagashi with green tea as it complements the sweetness of wagashi with a bitter yet refreshing taste of green tea.

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Product Code: 11
ISBN: 978-0-6481178-9-6
Publisher: Tashiro Literacy