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Lesson 173 It’s thanks to you and everyone else who supported me
Yumi: For the front cover, I want to use the picture of the morning sun over Satoyama.
David: I agree, because the tiny figures running in this picture are Sho and Yoko.
Yumi: Oh, really?!
David: By the way, when are you returning to Satoyama?
Yumi: Not for a while. But now, I can freely go back and forth between Satoyama and Tokyo.
Yumi: It’s thanks to you and everyone else who supported me. Anyway, how about some dinner?
David: I’m sorry, but I have to meet Mari and check the English translation of her picture book. She wants to release it worldwide.
Yumi: Then, I, too, will make sure this travel book is a hit!
Lesson 173 Summary
For the book cover, Yumi wanted to use the picture of the morning sun over Satoyama.
David said, “I agree, because the tiny figures running in this picture are Sho and Yoko.
Lesson 174 I’m sure she’ll be quite attractive in 10 years’ time
Sho: I’m home.
Yoko: Hi, Sho. Did Yota and Miki leave safely?
Sho: Yeah. You’re on lunch break late today, Grandma.
Yoko: Yes. We have a lot of guests today.
Sho: Oh, Grandma, there were so many girls seeing Yota off at the station. Some were even crying.
Yoko: Well, girls love great soccer players. But girls love you too, Sho.
Sho: Like who?
Yoko: Little Kanon. Remember Sho, sometimes what you want is right in front of you. I’m sure she’ll be quite attractive in 10 years’ time.
Sho: 10 years?
Yoko: Oh dear, my break is over. I have to go back to the ryokan.
Sho: Wait, Grandma! What did you mean by “10 years “?
Lesson 174 Summary
Yota and Miki left Satoyama safely.
Yoko told Sho about Kanon, "I’m sure she’ll be quite attractive in 10 years’ time."
Sho asked, “10 years?”
Yoko said, “Oh dear, my break is over. I have to go back to the ryokan.”
Lesson 175 We’re digging it up at our 10-year reunion today
Yoko: Sho, you’re not running today?
Sho: I already did. How about you?
Yoko: Of course! I’m going to become the world senior marathon champion!
Sho: Think about your condition, then decide how far you’re going to run.
Yoko: I know. By the way, you’re opening the lime cup soup today, right?
Sho: Time capsule, Grandma! We’re digging it up at our 10-year reunion today.
Yoko: Are your friends going to be there?
Sho: Yota is playing soccer in Europe, and Miki is working in America, so no. Anyway, I’m going to the kitchen to prepare today’s food.
Yoko: Have fun. It’s thanks to Sho that this place is famous for its food now. What an incredible talent!
Lesson 175 Summary
10 years have gone by.
Yoko told Sho she would become the world senior marathon champion.
Sho said, “Think about your condition, then decide how far you’re going to run.”
Lesson 176 I can’t wait to meet my great-grandson!
Yoko: Sho, what’s wrong?
Sho: Mom and Dad are arguing over who will drive to the town office. I never thought Mom would become the mayor of this town.
Yoko: Your father is working for your mother now. It mast be stressful.
Naoki: Look, you’re the mayor, so I’m driving you, and that’s final. Is that clear?
Yumi: All right.
Sho: Grandma, Mari said she and David would come over for the Sakura festival.
Yoko: I can’t wait to meet my great-grandson!
Kanon: Good morning, Ms. Sato. My name is Abe Kanon. Mr. Aoki sent me. I will be working here from today.
Yoko: Would you be able to take care of Hanasato Ryokan?
Kanon: Yes, ma’am.
Yoko: And Sho?
Kanon: Of course!
Lesson 176 Summary
Yumi became the mayor of Satoyama and Sho became the head chef of Hanasato Ryokan.
Kanon joined the staff.
Yoko said, "Would you be able to take care of Hanasato Ryokan?"
Kanon replied, "Yes, ma'am."
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