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  • 2018.10.12
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  • 初級

A world record: Mona Lisa replica made from 24,000 rice crackers in Saitama

草加せんべいで名画「モナリザ」を再現、ギネス世界記録を達成

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People in the city of Soka, Saitama Prefecture, created the world’s biggest mosaic made of senbei (rice crackers) on Sept. 30.

The world record attempt began in a gymnasium on Sept. 29. About 200 residents of the city took part. They used 24,000 senbei to make a 13-meter-long, 9-meter-wide mosaic replica of the Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci.

There were seven different flavors of senbei, including soy sauce, matcha and sugar. The senbei are a Soka specialty.

The final pieces were placed on Sept. 30 by the mayor of Soka and others. Officials from Guinness World Records announced the Leonardo replica was a world record. Everyone applauded.

“It was fun,” said 7-year-old Mei Hamano, who took part with her family. “It’s amazing that you can recreate a painting with senbei.”

The replica was immediately dismantled and the senbei were given away as free gifts. (Kyodo)

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gymnasium
(名)体育館
※短縮形はgym
◆The graduation ceremony will be held in the gymnasium on Friday.
(卒業式は金曜日に体育館で行われる)

resident
(名)住民
◆The lottery winner is a resident of Spring Creek.
(宝くじの当選者はスプリングクリークの住民だ)
☞residential(形)住宅の
☞residence(名)居住、邸宅

specialty
(名)特産品
◆Little Italy’s specialty is brick oven pizza.
(リトルイタリーの名物料理は窯焼きピザだ)

mayor
(名)市長
◆Greg Jones will take over as mayor at the end of March.
(グレッグ・ジョーンズが3月末に市長の職を引き継ぐ)

applaud
(動)拍手する
◆The crowd applauded excitedly during the president’s speech.
(大統領が演説する間、人々は興奮して拍手をした)
☞applause(名)拍手

dismantle
(動)バラバラにする、解体する
◆This year, we are asking for volunteers to help dismantle the town Christmas tree.
(今年は町のクリスマスツリーを解体する手伝いをボランティアにお願いしている)

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Listening Comprehension Check

Q1. What did the senbei mosaic look like?

  • A) Last Supper.
  • B) Mona Lisa.
  • C) The Scream.

正解を見る

正解は、B
Mona Lisa.

Vocabulary Review Quiz

Q1. The world record attempt began in a ( ) on Sept. 29.

  • A) car
  • B) gymnasium
  • C) elevator

正解を見る

正解は、B
gymnasium

Q2. About 200 ( ) of the city took part.

  • A) residents
  • B) rebels
  • C) tourists

正解を見る

正解は、A
residents

Q3. The senbei are a Soka ( ).

  • A) trend
  • B) pride
  • C) specialty

正解を見る

正解は、C
specialty

Q4. The final pieces were placed on Sept. 30 by the ( ) of Soka and others.

  • A) star
  • B) singer
  • C) mayor

正解を見る

正解は、C
mayor

Q5. Everyone ( ).

  • A) sleep
  • B) applauded
  • C) yelling

正解を見る

正解は、B
applauded

Q6. The replica was immediately ( ) and the senbei were given away as free gifts.

  • A) dismantled
  • B) arranging
  • C) eat

正解を見る

正解は、A
dismantled

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