Japanese Writing Lab #7: A fun event or trip

By | March 29, 2021

This is the 7th assignment of a program I am running to help myself and others practice writing in Japanese. For details, see this post. You can also check this post for a list of all assignments.

This time the topic will be “楽しいイベント” (tanoshii ibento), which means “(a) fun event”. Write about a fun event, activity, or trip you have taken recently. Feel free to change/omit details if you are concerned about privacy, or even just make it up. If you haven’t done anything like that recently, you can instead talk about what you would like to do someday. The recommended length is a few sentences to a few paragraphs.

If you are having any difficulty thinking of what to write or how to write it, feel free to check out my submission below for ideas. Remember this isn’t a contest, it’s more about each of us improving our respective writing abilities. If you don’t know much kanji but still want to participate, it’s OK to use just Hiragana with some Katakana here and there if you know it. Beginners can even use Romaji, as long as you promise to learn Hiragana soon (:

Once you finish this writing assignment, please post it via one of the two following methods:

  1. For those who have a blog (WordPress or anywhere else is fine): post it on your blog, and post a comment on this article including a link to your post. I also suggest adding a link on your post back to this article, so people who find your post can follow it to read other people’s submissions.
  2. For those who don’t have a blog: simply post it as a comment to this article with the text you’ve written. [Note: creating a blog is pretty easy and free on many sites, so if you have a few minutes I’d just consider just trying to create a blog on somewhere like WordPress.]

If you are practicing writing in Japanese by hand, consider writing it first handwritten, and then typing it up when you are done (the reverse order is fine, too). If you want to show others, feel free to scan your hand-written text.

Also, I will be tagging every one of these assignments with the tag japanese writing lab. I’d recommend you do the same for your entries, so others can easily read through all them.

I’ll be reading all the entries received and commenting, and other users are welcome to do the same.

For my entry I decided to write about a recent stay at Skamania Lodge in Washington. While it’s based on my actual experience, it should not be considered as a thorough review since I just wrote enough to get some writing practice down. Here it is:







(Note: picture used for the feature image was of the view from Skamania lodge, taken by me.)

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