Autumn Leaves and Kazurabashi


Last week I traveled to Tokushima prefecture to visit the mountains. I love being outdoors and I enjoy walking in nature. While I was visiting the leaves were changing and the colours were beautiful!

I enjoyed seeing the autumn leaves very much! In Australia where I live most of the trees are ‘evergreen’ trees, which have green leaves all year. So for me autumn leaves are exciting and unusual.

In Tokushima I visited the Iya Valley and saw the Kazurabashi, suspension bridges made from vines that go across rivers and deep valleys.

The techniques that are used to make the Kazurabashi are very old and intricate. In the past there were once thirteen vine bridges in the Iya region, and they were used by the people of Iya for their daily livelihood. Today three vine bridges remain, which are regularly maintained and often visited by travelers and sightseers.

I had a wonderful time in Tokushima prefecture and I hope to visit again one day!

– Helen



アミック・イングリッシュセンターは、1998年に愛媛県重信町(現東温市)で英会話スクールとして創業し、愛媛県松山市と東温市を中心に、これまで18年間誠実に英語を教えて参りました。最近のグローバル化に伴い、英会話スクールの必要性はますます増加しております。特に、スピーキング・リスニング・ライティング・リーディングの4技能をバランスよく持つ人材が必要とされており、英検など4技能対応型の試験への期待も高まっております。小学校の英語必修化や資格試験を重視する大学入試の大幅な変更もすぐそこに迫って来ている中、 アミック・イングリッシュセンターとしては、英検やTOEICの対策にも力を入れており、優秀な外国人及び日本人講師を積極的に採用しております。