Natto Day today!

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今日は納豆[なっとう]の日です! It is Natto Day today!

納豆って知っていますか。納豆は、発酵[はっこう]した(= fermented)大豆[だいず](= soy beans)です。(上の写真を見てください)。くさくて、ねばねばしますが、健康[けんこう]に(= for your health)とてもいいです。私は大好きです。

今日は納豆の日だそうです(朝日新聞のこのページで知りました;このページの女性、うれしそうに納豆を食べています!)。 どうして今日が納豆の日か-それは、今日が7月10日だからです。「7」はなな、と読みますね。そして「10」はとお、です。だから、なっとう!


First of all, do you know Natto? Natto is fermented soy beans (you can see natto in the photo above). It is smelly and slimey but really good for you. I love it!

Apparently, it is Natto Day today (I found it here, in Asahi Shimbun Newspaper; the lady in the photo on the page is also eating Natto and she looks happy!). Why today? – this is pun; it is July 10 today. The number seven in Japanese is read "nana" and ten is read "toh" so today's date sounds a bit like "Natto".

No matter what, I love natto; I will eat it any day!

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