We Love “Shimura Zoo”!

22 Jul

It has been a few months since we signed up for TV Japan (cable TV channel). It has been worth the investment for us. I do wish there were more shows available for school-aged children (most of the kids’ shows are geared toward toddlers) but I feel that replacing most of our TV time with Japanese instead of English shows has helped my children speak more Japanese at home. My kids’ (ages 3 and 5) favorite shows are Pitagora Switch, Design Ah, and Kid’s Discovery.

志村と うふ つ園画像_l

image by NTV

Our newest obsession is a show called Shimura Zoo (天才!志村どうぶつ園)by Nippon Television Network.  It is a great show for all ages! The show is about celebrities taking care of adorable baby animals. I like that there’s lots of subtitles so we can practice reading Japanese too :). A lot of the episodes are available on YouTube for those of you who are not subscribed to TV Japan.

The only downside of this show is that my children now beg me to buy a pet every day…

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9 Responses to “We Love “Shimura Zoo”!”

  1. Anya July 22, 2013 at 11:39 AM #

    We love Shimura Zoo! We watch it on youtube all the time. The only problem it’s not easy to stop watching once we sit down, the animals are too cute (plus my youngest is Aiba’s fan and she always wants to watch his parts the most):-)

  2. Rachel M. July 23, 2013 at 8:18 PM #

    Cute!! I’ll have to show the kids. Like a variety show that’s kid-appropriate.

    • Rachel M. July 23, 2013 at 8:19 PM #

      And not to mention that clip with Ashida Mana! Nila loves her.

    • Hiragana Mama July 24, 2013 at 9:35 AM #

      Yes! Totally kid-friendly :)

  3. Liza Marchant July 27, 2013 at 7:55 AM #

    My 3 year old loves Pitagora Switch! What is it about that show?? We will have to check out the Shimura Zoo show. Is there a website that tells what time Nippon Terebi shows it?

  4. Rachel M. July 27, 2013 at 12:30 PM #

    Strangely, the next day after I subscribed to Shimamura Zoo, their youtube page went down and their videos were no longer there. Your links to the videos aren’t working either. However, they are working here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPonyrDpiB4 Perhaps you can replace your links.

  5. Claudette Andrie August 6, 2013 at 10:05 PM #

    kawii ne

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