英語学習奮闘記

4歳児と1歳児双子娘の育児と英語勉強両立。英検1級。

駅ビル

1週間ぶりに英語ブログ更新。。今週は忙しかったので就業中の英作文はできず。っていうか、そもそも日本LOVEのパートナーSが知らないような、日本にまつわる”小ネタ”がなかなか思いつかない。。やっぱり添削してくれる彼にも楽しんでもらいたいので、驚いてもらいたいので、いろいろ調べまくっているうちに時間がなくなってしまうのです。

ということで今日は何とか、多分日本発祥コンセプト、駅ビルについて書いてました。

Station Building

This might be one of the Japanese culturesJapans original traditions. Especially in urban areas in Japan, it is normal that big stations have shopping malls inside themselves or in their adjoining places. For example, around Osaka station, there are 3 department stores, so station users can reach the shops directly from ticket gates.

We call this kind of station with shopping malls "Ekibiru", "Eki" means station and "biru" means building, and which expresses "the combination of station and shopping mall". According to certain information, this concept started before World War 2. At that time, some private railroad companies in urban area tried to make department stores near terminal stations in order to make people living in the suburbs use the trains and the stores often. I think this concept was made by Japanese.