MARINA researched about Kuma Village’s Great Nature

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Hello, everyone〜☆ I’m MARINA, a singer from Yatsushiro City, Kumamoto!

This time, I’d like to introduce Kuma Village.
Where is it? What kind of place? Let’s find out!!!!!

※Photo from Kuma Village Official Website

Look at this wonderful view. Kuma Village, the south of Kumamoto, is surrounded by great nature, or rather Kuma Village itself is the nature! Villages in Kumamoto have become “Towns” recently. However, Kuma is still “Village” and I want it to remain its beautiful landscape. You must be relaxed if you just visit there!

One of Kuma Village’s attraction is 300M-year-old natural masterpiece, “calcareous cave“.

※Photo from Kyûsendô Official Website

This is the biggest calcareous cave in Kyushu called “Kyûsendô“! It had been upraised from under the sea since 300 million years ago! This is the genuine natural masterpiece, isn’t it? I haven’t been there yet but I’d love to visit in the future.

And there are lots more attractions in Kuma Village!
There are many waterfalls! You can find them in the great nature as well! They must be great touristic spots⭐️ Just images of those waterfalls make me relaxed. What’s more, one of the river stream came from the calcareous cave ∑(゚Д゚)! I will introduce two famous waterfalls!

※Photo from Kuma Village Official Website

First, “Gongen-no-Taki“. It looks so beautiful! I’d like to have BBQ at such a beautiful place.

Do you want to see another waterfall? Ok, let’s move on!

※Photo from Kuma Village Official Website

Second, “Sakaguchi-no-Taki“! This one is also good, isn’t it? The water came from several calcareous caves💖 What a mysterious waterfall! It seems that you can receive natural power from the waterfall. And this waterfall contains three small falls, so it is called “Sandango (three-tired boom)”. I want to visit there to be relaxed. Nature has a power to calm us down when we are distressed🎵 Kuma Village has such beautiful places.

I already mentioned in the last blog article, the south of Kumamoto has suffered from the great rainfall disaster. Especially, Kuma Village has got huge damage. I’d like to share this situation through my blog. And I’d like you to help them to remain those beautiful natures.

There are lots of wonderful places in Japan. But we don’t know when those places get damaged by natural disasters. I believe if we keep records of these situation, somebody will see them and understand the hardships. I hope Kuma Village will recover soon…

※Photo from Kuma Village Official Website

Actually, the local residents are really positive! I also want to give power to them. I must make my crowdfunding project successful and create my YouTube program to make them happy!
I will withdraw the charms of Kumamoto through my video contents!!!! Go Kumamoto! I’ll do my best!!!

Did you understand about Kuma Village? I want to keep updating my blog.
Thank you for reading my article every time☆ Please wait for another article💓

※MARINA’s Crowdfunding Project (Japanese):

※Photo from a fan.

See you next time~👋

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MARINA introduce charms of Hitoyoshi City, Kumamoto!

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Hello everyone! I’m MARINA, a singer from Yatsushiro City, Kumamoto☆

Thank you for waiting for my blog every week🎵
I have also looked forward to posting articles and reading your comments! As I already mentioned in the title, I’m writing about some attractive points of Hitoyoshi City, Kumamoto

Hitoyoshi City is wonderful place with full of nature located in southern Kumamoto. It takes about 30~60 minutes from my hometown Yatsushiro City. Yatsushiro is a rural area but Hitoyoshi is also rich in nature! Therefore, the air is so clean! And you can enjoy going white-water rafting in Kuma River, one of the fastest river in Japan❤️. My great grand mother lived in Hitoyoshi, so I used to visit her once a month! Every time I visited Hitoyoshi, I always felt something relaxed!

That’s because… There are many hot springs in Hitoyoshi!

※Photo from Hitoyoshi City Official Website.

For people from other prefectures, Kurokawa Onsen is well known as hot springs in Kumamoto. However, there are more thermal spring spots in Kumamoto!
Hitoyoshi is one of the high rated hot spring spots☆. “Hitoyoshi Onsen” has its long history. It was found in 1429. The temperature of the source of Hitoyoshi Onsen is over 80 degrees Celsius.

There are a lot of public baths available and they are all wonderful. I often went to public baths and made myself feel refreshed when I visited Hitoyoshi. Good hot springs are usually found in places with rich nature! I tell you a trivia of Hitoyoshi Onsen that its hot water is soft and has skin-beautifying effect. So it’s known as “hot water of beauty“. Good news for ladies, isn’t it? (Of course, It’s also good for men, 💓 LOL) It’s even drinkable and also good for your health! There’s no reason for you not to visit there any more🎵 And Hitoyoshi has an atmosphere something like small Kyoto, somehow✨.

※Photo from Hitoyoshi City Official Website.

There are lots more in Hitoyoshi, like railways, National Treasures, and National Historic Sites so on! I would like to introduce those charms in our YouTube program “Kumamoto Yokatoko Guide“. Let’s make it come true🌟

There is a reason why I wanted to let you know about Hitoyoshi. That’s because they face very severe conditions.

※photo from Marina’s friend who joins voluntary activity.

I already mentioned in the last article, people in Hitoyoshi are suffering the heavy rainfall disaster like this in the picture. The flood has already subsided but it seems to take long time to be fully recovered. This blog could help to share this situation to many, I hope. And it can also help people in Hitoyoshi. I hope it will be recovered as soon as possible! And I want to do anything we can!

I put the donation website link again.

Please share this link and give your support to those suffering areas. And I will surely make my crowdfunding project a success to encourage people in Kumamoto! I will take an action not only for Hitoyoshi but also all people suffering the disaster. So please give your hands.

You can check the details of MARINA’s crowdfunding.
※photo from Marina’s friend who joins voluntary activity.

I hope everything will be alright, and everybody will be safe soon.

Thank you for reading this article today! I’ll do my best to encourage people!!! Let’s overcome this hard time! And see you next article 💓

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【MARINA’s Choice】Introduction of Specialties of Kumamoto!

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Hello~ everybody!I’m a dance and singing performer MARINA from Yatsushiro City, Kumamoto🎤  It’s been a week since the last blog post. Time flies… It looks rainy days continue in Tokyo☔️ I’m already scared of hot weather after rainy season. LOL. So today, I’d like to introduce my favorite local specialties of Kumamoto !

Kumamoto has its rich nature ! Therefore, Kumamoto foods are, of course, DELICIOUS ! I’ve been in Kanto Region for a decade but I often want to eat Kumamoto foods😋  I can’t forget foods in Kyushu Region because its taste is so rich❤️  Let me introduce MARINA’s recommendations!

First, Kumamoto’s representative specialty !

BASASHI (Horse Meat Sashimi)

※These pics are provided by MARINA’s friend in Kumamoto.

You may not know but… Kumamoto is famous for BASASHI (Horse Meat Sashimi) ! Kumamoto’s basashi is number 1 in Japan. It’s King of Basashi🐴❤️  You can dip it in Kyushu’s sweet soy source with graded garlic or ginger. It must be sooooo delicious😋 !!! Since horses are grown up in Kumamoto’s great nature, the meat is really yummy ! You can see its great taste even in these photos. But if you actually taste it, you will know it doesn’t have any bad smell and it’s really tasty. You can also see beautiful marbling. I really want you to eat basashi !

Next one is also famous specialty of Kumamoto!


※This photo is provided by MARINA’s friend in Kumamoto.

This may surprise you, right? Orange🍊? But the colour looks like a grapefruit… No way ! It’s too big, isn’t it!!! You might think it can’t be! As you can see in this photo, this fruit is bigger than not only your hand but even your face. This is called “BANPEIYU“. It’s actually the specialty of MARINA’s home town Yatsushiro City! Everybody is surprised when they see it first time😲. I haven’t care about its size because I’ve seen it since I was child, though. The taste? It’s similar to grapefruit but less sweet. The pulp is not so big but the skin. So usually, people in Kumamoto peel the skin😋 But, However ! You can eat the skin as well !  The skin is preserved in syrup, and you can dust it with sugar❤️ Banpeiyu is used in many different way, like put them into bath tab and enjoy its aroma, or display it in your house to celebrate something, etc!  Are you interested?😉 Please try.

How do you think about my recommendations? There is a lot more I would like to tell you but I should stop now. I want to introduce more but it will be in another time. Thank you for reading MARINA’s blog again!

See you in next article💓 Love ya〜💕 by MARINA!

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MARINA’s Kumamoto Dialect Lesson!

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Hello, everyone! Thank you for reading this blog.

I’m Marina, a dance and singing performer from Yatsushiro City, Kumamoto!
The rainy season has already begun in Tokyo. It’s been humid these days but how have you been?😆✨ Bad weather may make you down but I will make you smile with this blog!
So, today’s theme is Very Easy! MARINA’s Kumamoto Dialect Lesson! 🐻❤️

This is actually MARINA’s way of teaching, so go easy on me, please!

Let’s start~🎵 Now, the first Kumamoto dialect is…⭐️


【You (Standard Japanese: ANATA)】
in Kumamoto Dialect : "Aata" or "Ata".

If you say “Where do you come from?” in Standard Japanese, it will be “Anata wa doko kara kita no?”. However, in Kumamoto dialect, it becomes “Ata, doko kara kitato ne?“. People in Kumamoto say this phrase softly.



【It cannot be helped.(Standard Japanese: Shikata-nai / Doushiyou-mo-nai)】
in Kumamoto Dialect: "Shon-nashi" or "Shon-naka-gota".

Standard Japanese: “Doko wo sagashite mo nakatta kara shikata-nai ne.” (Even though you searched everywhere, you couldn’t find it. So it cannot be helped.)

Kumamoto Dialect: “Doko sagashitemo nakaddaken, shon-naka tai ne!“.
You may easily give up your lost item if you say like this in Kumamoto dialect ….or maybe not. LOL.


You may like next one❤️

【To like, to love (Standard Japanese: SUKI)】
in Kumamoto Dialect: "Suitoru", "Suitoru-bai", or "Sukitsu-tai".

Standard Japanese “Anata no koto ga suki!” (I love you!) will be “Aata no koto suitoru-bai!” in Kumamoto dialect♡. Hakata (Fukuoka Prefecture) dialect “Suki-yaken” or “Suki-bai” are also commonly used in Kumamoto. However, “Suki” is slightly different in each Prefectures in Kyushu Region. “Suitoru” is the Kumamoto dialect of “Suki” 😉✨


How was the lesson? I would be glad if you want to learn more about it. I hope you will deeply interested in Kumamoto!

Your comments are also appreciated⭐︎
Let’s liven up Kumamoto together!!!!! Ohhhh!!
See you next blog💕


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Hello. I am MARINA from Yatsushiro City, Kumamoto, Japan!

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Hello. Nice to meet everyone!
I am MARINA from Yatsushiro City, Kumamoto Prefecture. I am currently active as a performer around Tokyo.

Let me introduce myself first. I have come to Tokyo from Kumamoto with a huge dream to become a singer. And I debuted as a member of a performing group in 2016. However, the group stopped their performing activities. Then, I made up my mind to become a solo musician in April, 2020. As a result, I have welled up with feelings of contribute to my hometown, Kumamoto, and introduce its charms to everyone. That’s the reason why I started this project.

Through our travel info vlog contents, I want to spread Kumamoto’s attractive nature and local people to not only Japan but also all around the world. I also want to discover Kumamoto’s hidden charms.

And my another goal is to have my gig event in my hometown, Kumamoto. I’m glad if you look forward to it! Let’s make Kumamoto exciting together!

You may think I am a serious person, but I’m actually funny and easy going one. I want you to know me more🎵

Thank you♡

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