Amami~Kakeromajima (2)

Hello my friends!

Let’s get to the point without wasting any time XD

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Tamaki san was visiting Kakeromajima in Kagoshima prefecture… an amazingly beautiful island!

After spending some time with the kids and enjoying their company,

he was invited into a small BBQ party with the residents.

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Today they are making Inoshishi meat!

They make a seat for him and he sits down at the table with everyone else.

And without wasting a minute, he goes for the meat XD

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Seems like it’s very tasty!!!

He tells the man that the meat is very delicious and when he asks him if it wasn’t too rough for him…

he says no, and adds that the more you chew the meat,

the tastier it gets in your mouth.

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You can enjoy the texture. says that it was his first time taking it simple like this and it’s very tasty.

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What I cannot ignore in this shot is how Haru kun is still sticking around him all the time XD Guess he likes him XD

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Then he tries the baked meat in soup and before eating,

asks the man what part of the body it is and he says that this is the neck.

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He likes this one as well!! ^^

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Pleasent time at a friendly party!!

But now it’s time to go…

Once again, Tamaki san starts walking,

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and goes to the main street of the village.

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Walking around without a destination,

he finds a small shop… a tiny supermarket.

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He opens the door and says hello…

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the lady over the counter is surprised of course.

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After they get inside, he stands in front of the counter and another lady joins them.

Seems like they don’t know who he is… then he points at the showcase with his finger and says:

“I do commercials for this nagatanien!”

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hehehehe he always chooses the most simple and understandable ways!

(BTW, the product he pointed at is Nagatanien’s asage) ↓

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The lady remembers him and says that she thought she had seen his face somewhere before (^_^;)

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 The lady at the counter says that it must be rare for people from the city to enter a shop like this,

but Tamaki san says that laces like this give you a warm feeling.

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The lady standing beside him, says that customers always come here for shopping and then stay and spend some time talking to each other.

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Tamaki san says that going to a shop and getting to do that is quite a rare thing if you live in Tokyo.

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Then Tamaki san asks them if many tourists come here to visit the island and they say yes, many come to visit.

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Then he asks: “What do they come here to do? Fishing perhaps?”

And while the lady standing beside him says yes and is still talking about that subject,

the other lady at the counter suddenly says:

“There is a person living nearby who is a very good Shamisen player… ” !!

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Even though it was sudden, Tamaki san replies without being that surprised:

“Oh really!”

Then as if the lady realizes how unexpected she mentioned that…

she asks him: “Are you interested?” hehehehe

“Yes… yes!” Tamaki san replies.

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Then the lady tells him how to go there and he says that he will make a visit.

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Thanking the ladies and leaving the shop, he notices a flyer on the door!

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“Teaching Shamisen”… this must be the same person they mentioned!

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Following the directions, he goes straight and then turns left ^^ just 5 minutes by foot.

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Then as he gets closer, he notices a lady standing at the front door of the house and greets her…

then asks for permission and enters the garden.

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As he gets in, he asks the lady (Shigata san) if she is the person who plays the shamisen…

and she says yes.

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So he asks her if they can have a small chat and she agrees.

The other lady standing in front of her (Mishima san)

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is good at singing and her husband is a shamisen player as well.

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Now that the filming crew are here to visit, they will play and sing a song for them.

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“Shodon nagahama bushi”

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Tamaki san asks who made the song and they say that they don’t really know,

its and old folk song being sang from the old days.

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And here they go… Playing and singing a folk song.

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Tamaki san looks at the shamisen carefully…

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by that time, I think he already knew that he has to play the shamisen in the new drama…

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Wonder what he was thining about while listening to them…

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hehehe he has almost mastered it now!! ^^

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After the ladies finish playing, they receive a warm applause from Tamaki san.

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Then Shigata san says that the lyrics of the song is all in the are’s acsent and Tamaki san admits

that he actually didn’t understand the lyrics XD

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The she also says that she hopes the number of shamisen players would increase somehow.

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Tamaki san agrees with her and also says that he personally loves the traditional customs to stay alive forever.

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If you want to take a look around the island, the best choice would be getting on a boat.

So Tamaki san goes back to the harbor

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and meets up with his guide (Houshin san)…

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and gets on the boat for a short trip.

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Heading to another part of the island,

on the boat Tamaki san is having a chat with Houshin san

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and asks him if most of the people living here have the boat driving license and he says yes.

Even if they don’t have a car driving license, they can always ride on their boat and

move around the island. Riding the boat is the main commuting way around here.

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“How nice that kind of lifestyle would be…”

Tamaki san says while looking at the distance…

with a special look in his eyes and a nice smile on his face!

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Then Houshin san explains to him that people who can go the sea for fishing,

will sell the fresh fish they catch to the older people or farmers who cannot go fishing…

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and in return, they can buy vegetables from them.

While Houshin san is still talking to Tamaki san,

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suddenly someone (probably one of the boat staff members)

pats on Houshin san’s shoulder and then let them know that dolphins are around!!

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Then they both stand up and as they want to go to see the dolphins,

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Tamaki san goes back once to get something from his bag…

wonder if his camera was inside!

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Then holding his camera, he goes to the other side to watch the dolphins…

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Houshin san explains to him,

that dolphins usually take their babies here to teach them about the ocean

and then will take them to deep waters as they grow bigger.

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The water is so clean and clear that they can actually watch the corals from the boat!

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No need to dive into the water here XD

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Riding on the boat, they get close to another gate in the island…


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Who is riding the boat??


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I thought it was someone I knew XD

When he is asked how he is doing,

he says great…

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even though it’s raining!


Of course Tamaki san has a license,

but this is the first time he is actually gonna take the boat to the harbor…

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doesn’t look nervous at all… but I think he is hiding it XD hehehehe! A always!!

Going straight forward while following the captain’s instructions…

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Seems like this is not the type he is used to and he is kinda excited to

try the new way!

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But everything goes well and he gets the captain’s approval!

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And then informs everyone out loud,

that they had a safe berth at the port!! XD

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Thank you!! They say in return.

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So he gets off the boat and starts walking on the port…

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First he meets a group of people giggling and laughing after seeing the shooting team,

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gets close and asks them what they are doing…

Seems like they had a market sale today but it’s already over!

Then as Tamaki san keeps walking around,

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he finds a wagon car which is somehow turned into a cafe!!

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namaste Tea house! XD

hehehehe interesting!

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They also have chai (Indian tea) but the main drink is coffee…

Tamaki san reads the menu and says it looks delicious…

but while the lady is explaining to him about it…

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another lady comes to him and says: “We also have mochi here…”

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“Mochi?!?!” Tamaki san replies with a happy tone in his voice,

almost forgetting about the other lady and her explanation!!

hehehehe then he apologizes and tells her that he needs to check out the mochi first…

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He loves mochi!! (Moichi is the Japanese rice cakes which can be used in sweets or in meals)

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Then as he gets close to the other truck he asks the lady what kind of mochi does she have…

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yomogi mochi she says XD

and Tamaki san repeats the famous line:
“I LOVE mochi!” hehehe yeah we know!!

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The lady explains to him how she makes them.

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Tamaki san asks her to give him one box and as soon as he buys it,

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he opens the package and takes one out…

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Goes for a bite and well… the photo says it all!

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“It’s delicious!” he says…

He also says that it smells great, thanks the lady and repeats again that it’s very delicious!

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Now she is embarrassed a little bit and thanks him back.

He says that the texture is perfect and it’s obvious it’s home made.

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“This is a great snack!” he says.

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She bows and thanks him again and they both laugh.

The way he eats the mochi, makes me wanna try one right away!! (>_<)

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After finishing the mochi… (Doubt if he really had just one!)
with a plastic bag in his hand which means he bought more…

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Tamaki san turns back one more time and asks the lady where her favorite landscape in Kakeromajimais…

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And she recommends a place called “kedomi”

“Kedomi… can we walk there?” Tamaki san asks.

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but the lady says that they have to go by car but it’s not that faraway.

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He bows, thanks her and says goodbye!!

Heading to Kedomi now!!

(BTW, he also took the coffee he ordered!!)

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Climbing the mountains by car for 15 minutes…

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here he is with a panorama view of Kakeromajima under his feet!

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Tamaki san says that the number of trees on the island is amazing.

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Too many of them… there is no empty space you can find between them XD

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Then walking a few steps toward his right side… he finds a swing!!

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“It would have been better if it was facing the ocean…”

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O_O That would be scary Tamaki san!!

Then he tries sitting on the swing…

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Gets ready to swing but before that,

he says that it might break (The branch he menas I guess)

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But well.. he goes for it anyway!!

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hahahaha one of his cute laughter sounds when he gets excited!!

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Then he says : “Wonder who made this here…”

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then gets off and takes a better look at it…

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there is a story behind this tiny swing…

one of the residents made this for his/ her 3 year old daughter…

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so that she will never forget this landscape of her hometown.

The story of the swing and the landscape Tamaki san found by accident today,

made him chose this spot as the

kokoro no hikyo #18

What a great decision XD

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Still swinging with his head facing teh ocean,

he says that you only get to see the ocean for a second when you swing XD

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And also says that it gets scary when you swing on this!!! hehehe and he laughs out loud!

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After swinging on top of the mountain…

Tamaki san goes back to the ocean again!!

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An amazing adventure is waiting for him over there XD

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But let’s keep that for the net part of the report…

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See you soon!!

( ´・ω・`)ノ~バイバイ

End of part 2

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