3月セミナーレポート

こんにちは、ハナです!

今年度最後のセミナーはオランダについてでした。 佐賀県は古くからオランダとつながっていて、翻訳や通訳の仕事上でオランダと関わったことが多いが、今回は高校生の学校交流の引率のため、オランダに初めて行かせていただきました。(生徒たちの感想を聞きたい方はぜひ、4月2日14:00に国際プラザにお越しください!!) 佐賀藩やVOCの歴史に興味を持っておりますし、大変興味深い出張となりました。

訪問先で見たものをいろいろと紹介しましたが、こちらで紹介できなかったトリビアを一個教えます:
最近はスーパーで紫色や白い人参をたまに見かけますが、大昔はその色しかなかったとご存知ですか? オランダの王室のイメージカラーはオレンジで、王様のために、現在一般となってきたオレンジ色の人参が開発され、その後世界中に広まったと言われていいます。

This month’s seminar was about the Netherlands. Saga Prefecture has connections to the Netherlands dating back generations and I have done a lot of translations and interpreting in regards to this, but my first trip to the Netherlands was to chaperone Saga high school students on a school exchange trip. (Anyone who wants to hear the students report on the trip, please come to their presentation on Sunday, April 2 at 14:00!!) This business trip was particularly interesting to me because I always want to know more about the Saga Domain and the VOC’s history.

In my presentation, I talked about things I saw at the places we visited, but now I’d like to teach you a little trivia I didn’t have time to cover on Tuesday:
Carrots of different colors, such as purple and white, can sometimes be found at the supermarket these days, but did you know they all used to be these colors? The color of the Dutch Royal Family is orange, and its said that the orange carrot we know best to today was first developed in honor of the king, and then spread to the rest of the world.

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