Mar 20, 2012

Hina matsuri ( Girls' day)

Hina matsuri (Doll's Festival,Girls' Day)

There are thousands of dolls on the stairs.

This is Katsuura , Chiba prefecture. It is about 100 km away from Tokyo.

These are old dolls which were made 100 years ago.

Mar 13, 2012

Exchange with Japanese university students

Tsukuba university (national unversity) students introduce themselves.

Our students explain their countries and cultures. They ask about Japan and Japanese students.

Each student understands each other after talking. They know different cultures , people and etc,. Their nationalities are 12.

They make a plan to play language games.

They enjoyed conversation very much.

Mar 5, 2012

Valuable experience / Kendo training using bamboo swords

They felt a little worried but curious about Kendo before they tried it.

The instructor said that it was possible to pass 1st dan grade one year after beginning.
Kendo is the oldest of several martial arts practiced in Japan.

It is difficult to wear the protective gear at first.
So the instructors help us.

They are just watching because of catching cold.It is very cold outside.

In the beginning we learned the basic and more difficult techniques gradually.

When the students were hit, they felt a little pain even though they wore protective gear.

They kneel down after training.They are happy to do Kendo.

Would you like to experience Kendo in Japan ? All of them relaxed.