The word on the street – Taifuu

Sesame Street has a ‘word on the street’ section which I love. It teaches children a new, unusual word each day. So we try to do one each day while here too and I thought I’d share it with you.

Today our word is TAIFUU

Taifuu means Typhoon. A Typhoon is due to hit Japan, close to Kyoto later this evening. This typhoon is named Guchol – which apparently means ‘turmeric’ in some Micronesian language. For Narita the weather forcast so far is heavy rains, flooding, gales and thunderstorms.

Wiki has a lot of info about typhoons HERE

The Kanji (Kanji is Japanese written symbol for a word) for Taifuu can be seen HERE

This also means we might be without power/internet later which will mean I have to postphone my story about Kyoto to tomorrow. Otherwise I will write as soon as The Smurg is in bed.



5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tari Samples
    Jun 19, 2012 @ 22:30:08

    Take good care Ren, I hope the storm doesn’t hit too hard.. Japan has gone through quite enough already! Best wishes! Tari


  2. Joan
    Jun 20, 2012 @ 09:15:11

    Stay safe.


  3. Sissy
    Jun 21, 2012 @ 04:36:35

    Loving it all, and thanks so much for the postcard! We just returned from Seattle and Denver, long trip, performing granddaughters, wedding, family time, very worth the jet lag!


  4. Georgia
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 22:09:12

    Ren, thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experiences
    !! Georgia


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