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Unit 5: Lesson 5: Discussing past experiences

EQ: What customs are seen in our homes? Starting Points expressing experiences using ~たことがある In a typical 和室(わしつ), there is often an alcove called a とこのま which is designed to display the family’s prized possessions. Typically among the items is a かけじく or hanging scroll of a painting or calligraphy mounted with silk fabric edgings. […]

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Unit 5: Lesson 4: Telling a friend about things you did

EQ: What customs are seen in our homes? Starting Points Plain past tense verbs ~た形(けい) The Japanese-style room or 和室(わしつ)has certain characteristics that are not seen in Western-style rooms 洋室(ようしつ)in Japanese homes. One characteristic is the unique flooring of tatami mats, which are made of woven straw and date back to the Muromachi Period (1336

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