- Hello - Konnichiwa
- Good-bye - Sayonara
- Thank you - Arigato
I was stretching my creativeness here. Since we played baseball and soccer for other countries that we studied, sumo wrestling was it!
We put on our sumo bellies by attaching pillows with our "kimono" wraps. Then we took turns wrestling around. It was hard to do this because we were all laughing so hard!
It used to be common for three generations to live under each roof, but since the 1950's the growth of already crowded cities means that homes are only large enough for parents and children. The home typically has a kitchen, small living room, one bath and two bedrooms (for a two child family).
It is still common for families to sit around a kotatsu, or low table in the winter. This table has quilts for covering up and cushions placed on the floor.
Since none of these meals sounded very appealing, we decided to eat our lunch in Japanese traditional style.
First off, we wore our I made a kotatsu or low table using a cardboard box turned upside down and put a larger tote lid on top. Hey use what you have! We used pillows and a beanbag chair for our seats. And of course we wore our "kimonos." Technically, they were our bathrobes, but it worked!