Hedgehog café in Tokyo – level 1

26-10-2023 15:00

This news is from Tokyo. People have animal cafés there. They have cat, rabbit, owl, snake, and even hedgehog cafés. One hedgehog café is called “Harry”. This is a play on words. “Hari” means “needle” in Japanese.

In the café, there are 30 hedgehogs. Every hedgehog is of a different kind. You can play with them. One hour costs 9 dollars.

Difficult words: hedgehog (a small animal that has spikes—needles—on its back), needle (a very thin piece of metal with a point at one end), kind (a type).

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