A couple of days ago I came across the official Higashi Osaka City Song (東大阪 市歌) and I really enjoyed listening to it and watching the video, so I decided to share this!
It reminded me of the time I lived in Tottori and struggled to learn the words.
At that time I could not even read hiragana or katakana so it was very challenging, but everyone seemed to be having such a good time singing so I challenged myself to learn it too.
If you have a moment,… check out the video!
The children are all so cheerful and cute, and I especially enjoyed watching the firemen and policemen singing the song too!
I love how Japanese city songs are always so cheerful and happy!
I have been working at Smiths School of English in Fuse (スミス 英会話 布施) for about 15 months now and I really enjoy exploring and learning about Higashi Osaka City.
It’s a fun place with a lot of history once you start meeting the local people.
I especially enjoy chatting with the local merchants who are located in Higashi Osaka. Some of the shops have been there for several generations and the owners always have great stories to share about how much the area has changed over the years.
These local merchants are also great for business referrals!
Several of my students fall into this category and I really get a kick out of it when I have the opportunity to introduce their shops to other students! It creates a very warm atmosphere among my students and it feels great to be a part of it!
Here are just two examples I’ve written about recently and you can find them on my Smiths School of English Fuse Soapbox.
- My favorite wagashi shop in Higashi Osaka City
- Having dinner at my student’s place recently…
Enjoy the video and come out to the “other Osaka”, Higashi Osaka City!
Alessandro “Alex” Stanciu
Smith’s School of English Fuse
月謝制 の スミス 英会話 布施 校