We had Japanese New years event on last Saturday.
We enjoyed some traditional Japanese activities. See the pictures below.
Thank you for coming to this event. Hope to see you next time again.
This picture embodies one of my favorite memories of my time in Kawagoe, Japan. As part of Tokyo International University’s taiko club, I volunteered to help the Kawagoe tourist bureau create a new brochure for American tourists. It was a difficult process of being a go-between, switching from Japanese to English, and trying to explain my complicated English thoughts in a different language. However, our hard work was more than rewarded with a free test-run of their newly designed day tour which we custom designed to activities we would like to do. Thus, we spent the full day in traditional Japanese dress (kimono) and went around experiencing Kawagoe the old traditional Japanese way. We ate sushi, participated in a tea ceremony, and rode in a jinrickshaw which is a person pulled cart ! It was the most magical experience! I felt like a true Japanese person (nihonjin)! It was even to the point where other tourists were taking pictures of ME! I never thought I could experience Japan from the eyes of an insider, but my dream came true!
We are planing to do Japanese New years event this Saturday from 2 to 4 at KREMER BOARD ROOM in the Ford Hall.
We will play Japanese traditional card game called Karuta, battledore, make funny face no seeing called Hukuwarai and do calligraphy.
If you are interested in these activities, Let’s enjoy together! You will have good time there. Hope to see you there:)
Rie wrote a great post about traditional Japanese wedding ceremonies for our latest issue of Willamette World News.
You should check it out.
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“Taste of pacific” was on last Sunday. JSSL made Nagashi-Somen and taught guests how to make Origami.
Nagashi-Somen means flowing noodles like the photos below.
It is difficult to pick up noodles. But it looks fun, doesn’t it?
Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. Ori means folding and gami means paper. Students tried to make origami with JSSL members.
Everyone enjoyed eating and making them. Do you want to try that?
If you’re a student of Japanese who is considering working or living in Japan in the future, chances are you’ve heard about the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program.
JET offers recent college-grads a chance to “assist with international exchange and language education” by working at Japanese schools and city/government offices.
If this sounds appealing to you, now’s your chance to find out more!
The Career Center is sponsoring a JET info session this Tuesday, October 23 at 4:00pm, UC 3rd floor.
Want to know the best way to enjoy Goudy food? That is to join in on the Japanese and English dinner table!
Japanese and English dinner table is on every Wednesday to 5:30 from 7pm at Goudy.
This is a time to practice speaking Japanese and English for students who are taking a Japanese class, and want to be better at speaking Japanese or English or are interested in Japan.
When you join us at the dinner table, you don’t have to worry about studying or working, because you can just enjoy eating dinner and talking with friends in English or Japanese!
We enjoy talking and eating, so why don’t you join us next time?
I am looking forward to eating and talking with you! See you next time ♪\(^ω^＊)
Hello, everyone! How are you doing?
On last Tuesday and Thursday, JSSL dance members practiced Sohran-Bushi.
They practice every Tuesday and Thursday on the University Center’s second floor from 10:00pm to 11:00pm.
If you think that, “What is Sohran-bushi?”, please watch the video below.
What do you think about Souran-bushi? It’s cool? or It’s hard?
They practice hard to show everyone the dance.
It looks fun! お楽しみに！
As a student of Japanese, you’ve probably had the feeling before.
You see a word and think, “I know that character…”
But the reading doesn’t come to mind.