Maeda-san just published a really interesting blog post about Japanese music over on the Willamette World News blog.
You can read her entry here.
Also, check out the other entries on music here.
We did Gyoza night 23th Feb from 5 at Kaneko.
Many ASP students and JSSL members join in that to get good food and make new friends.
We had good time there with tasty Gyoza and good friends. please see below pictures.
We are looking forward to see you on next our event.
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.
You can read the other entries here.
Matt, Jaime, Mary, Lars
Hi all! How are you doing?
“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?