Friday, September 29, 2017

Starbucks Japan Geography Series City Tumbler - Hokkaido

        Starbucks Japan released local mugs and tumblers, Starbucks Japan Geography Series, in October last year. When my husband was on his business trip in Japan, he bought some mugs and tumblers there. In my previous entry, I've already shared Starbucks Hokkaido mug with you, and today I'm finally going to share this tumbler with you. If you are planning on traveling Hokkaido, you should check this Hokkaido tumbler at Starbucks there. :)
Starbucks Japan Geography Series City Tumbler - Hokkaido

        Many of pictures on this tumbler are same with Starbucks Japan Geography Series mug, but this Hokkaido tumbler has more pictures!
Starbucks Japan Geography Series City Tumbler - Hokkaido

           New Starbucks Japan City Tumblers are named Starbucks Japan Geography Series "Our daily story." As its name, typical life in Hokkaido are pictured on this tumbler. When I lived in my college dorm for three years in Japan, my roommates were from Ishikari city and Kitami city in Hokkaido. Actually, many of my classmates were also from cities in Hokkaido such as Sapporo, Obihiro and Otaru. That's why I often heard about Hokkaido from my friends and was able to often have famous Hokkaido foods. :) I am familiar with Hokkaido dialects in this tumbler indeed. :) 
Starbucks Japan Geography Series City Tumbler - Hokkaido


        Hokkaido is the northernmost of Japan's 47 prefectures, so it's the coldest place in Japan in winter. One of the largest events in Hokkaido is Sapporo Snow Festival (さっぽろ雪まつり). It is held around Odori Park in Sapporo in February.  During the Sapporo Snow Festival, hundreds of beautiful snow statues and ice sculptures are displayed there. There are ice castle sculpture and snow statues pictured on this tumbler.  
Starbucks Japan Geography Series City Tumbler - Hokkaido

       At Odori Park, there is an iconic statue, Fountain Statue (Izuminozou, 泉の像). The 3-girl-dancers' statue was set up in 1959.
Starbucks Japan Geography Series City Tumbler - Hokkaido

       The yellow train is called Sasara Denshya (ササラ電車) and is running to sweep snows in Hokkaido. "Turu" is Japanese onomatopoeia, and it is a sound that someone is slipping. The picture shows the business man is accidentally slipping on icy ground.  "Dosanko" is a Hokkaido dialect and means people who were born in Hokkaido.  
Starbucks Japan Geography Series City Tumbler - Hokkaido


         In this picture, the woman is pulling a snow sled which her children is on in snowy day.  "Zaku zaku" is a sound of walking on snows.
Starbucks Japan Geography Series City Tumbler - Hokkaido

        "Shakkoi" is Hokkaido dialect I've often heard from my friends, and it means cold. In this picture, two children are playing with an icicle and saying, "shakkoi (しゃっこい)."  Let's say, when you touch cold water, you can also say, "shakkoi!"
Starbucks Japan Geography Series City Tumbler - Hokkaido

        "Namara" is another Hokkaido dialect and means very. My friends from Hokkaido often said, "Namara Oishi! (なまら美味しい!)" It means very delicious!  When you see a cute girl, you can say, "Namara kawaii! (なまらカワイイ!)" Which means very cute!
Starbucks Japan Geography Series City Tumbler - Hokkaido

        There are two brown bears, which are called higuma (ヒグマ), pictured. Higuma is a breed of the largest bears in Japan and lives in only Hokkaido. Hokkaido has a famous zoo, Asahiyama Zoo.
Starbucks Japan Geography Series City Tumbler - Hokkaido

      When my husband and I traveled in Hokkaido in 2008, we saw some wild deers many times while driving. We were really surprised that large wild animals live close to roads because we had never seen wild deers in Japan until then. 
Starbucks Japan Geography Series City Tumbler - Hokkaido



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2 comments:

  1. Thanks for all the wonderful info! I've picked up a lot of cool things from your blog and wanted to also say your idea to use a blog to improve your English has inspired me to do something similar!! You're doing an awesome job! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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