Big Bird came to Japan

31 May

I didn’t know that there was a Sesame Street special that had Big Bird visit Japan.

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He and his dog got seperated from their tour group in Tokyo which led to a number of cultural misunderstandings … such as Big Bird thinking people were telling him that they were from the U.S. state of Ohio when they greeted him with “Ohayo” (‘good morning’)… until he was helped by a mysterious woman who turned out to be “Kaguya-hime” (a famous Japanese folktale “Bamboo Princess”) and she helps him and his dog get back to Sesame Street in America.

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Here’s the special on YouTube:

6 Responses to “Big Bird came to Japan”

  1. mikeladano May 31, 2014 at 11:05 pm #

    I didn’t know either. Cool!

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    • tokyo5 June 1, 2014 at 1:46 am #

      Did you watch the YouTube video? I liked it because I came to Japan around that time … reminds me of how Tokyo looked when I first came here.

      Like

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