Thursday, June 27, 2019
Thanksgiving for food in Japanese

Thanksgiving for food in Japanese Itadakimasu and Gochisousama

Thanksgiving For Food in Japanese   The words for this article are those used to give thanks before and after meals. ” 食への感謝の言葉〜「いただきます」と「ごちそうさま」” ”Tanatsumono, momonokigusa mo Amaterasu, hinoookami no megumi etekoso. Asayoini, monokuugoto ni toyoukeno, kamino megumi wo...

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