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    Hakata dolls.

    by Sharrie Written Sep 16, 2002

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    These Hakata dolls can only be found in Kyushu. They are very cheap & make nice art pieces... only trouble is: very fragile. So, if it's your last stop, buy as many as you can as they really make very good gifts! Love them!

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    Japanese language.

    by Sharrie Written Sep 16, 2002

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    Japanese language is one of the most complicated! Three types of characters. Anyway, here's some useful phrases to keep in mind in case you need help.

    IN AN EMERGENCY:Help! Tas'kete!
    Stop! Tomete!
    Fire! Kaji!
    Call the police Keisatsu o yonde kudasai!

    Useful Phrases:

    Yes Hai
    No Ie
    Thank you Arigato gozaimasu
    Please Dozo
    Sorry Sumimasen
    Excuse Me Sumimasen
    I don't understand Wakarimasen
    Do you speak English? Eigo o hanashimasuka?
    How are you? Ogenki desu ka ?
    Good morning Ohayo gozaimasu
    Good afternoon Konnichiwa
    Good evening Konbanwa
    Good night Oyasumi nasai
    Good bye Sayonara

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    Hakata dolls.

    by Sharrie Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Hakata Dolls are renowned worldwide for their exotic coloring & design. These hand made & hand painted clay dolls originated from Fukuoka prefecture are designated as traditional native art by the government. The origin of these dolls dates back to 1600, when Sosici Masaki an official slate maker for the Lord of Fukuoka, offered a doll to the ruling lord Nagamasa Kuroda commemorating the completion of Maizuru Castle. In the early 1800's a father and son team Kichibei and Kichisaburo brought the sophistication to this art of doll making.

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