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Please Help Me Write a Thank You 
19th-Jan-2014 07:12 pm
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My friend went to Japan to visit her grandmother and I asked her to look for some Sakura Shio Zuke for me (salted cherry blossoms). My friend couldn't find any. After she left Japan and returned home, her grandmother sent a package with the sakura to her and wrote, "For your friend" on it. So super sweet.

I would like to write the grandmother (Obaachan) a thank you letter in Japanese as she does not speak/read English. (My friend's Japanese is rusty or I would ask for her help.)

Would some kind soul help me write a thank you letter? It doesn't have to be super long. Just something thanking her for being so thoughtful. I will use the sakura in my classroom for some special onigiri when the cherry blossoms bloom in our town. (We'll have a sort of make shift hanami festival.) So something about my students enjoying it would be nice.

Thank you very much!
22nd-Jan-2014 07:24 am (UTC)

Thank you for cherry.
27th-Jan-2014 10:32 am (UTC)
Your friend's nameは日本に居る間に桜塩づけを頼まれたYournamehereです。
お礼まで 敬具
Your name again.
Eh, it's been a while since I wrote a Japanese letter, but I googled a bit. You're supposed to have the seasonal comment at the top and I copied that from a letter manner site. The rest basically says that you are very happy to get the sakura shio zuke and you'll use it to teach your students about the Japanese custom of Hanami.
Since no one else offered to help, I figured I'd give it a try. I'd make sure to get her name from your friend, because while if you met the grandma in person and she insisted on you calling her 'obaachan', a lot of people wouldn't really like that, so it's best to put her name in the letter. She'll be tickled regardless, I'm sure. Especially if you enclose a greeting card with it.
27th-Jan-2014 01:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I really appreciate it!
27th-Jan-2014 02:28 pm (UTC)
I'm glad I could help. I hope there aren't any glaringly obvious errors, but I hope that your friend's grandmother is delighted! I'd tuck in another post card or something small in addition, just because. I hope that she likes it! :D
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