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 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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