Sunday, July 29, 2018

Fall 2018 Registration is going on!

COD Japanese language classes are now waiting for students!

Japanese 1101  Mon/Wed  10am-12noon   19 students as of 7/30/2018
Japanese 1101  Tue/Thu    10am-12noon     6 students
Japanese 1101  Tue/Thu    12noon-2pm     11 students
Japanese 1101  Tue/Thu      7pm-9pm          2 students

Japanese 1102 Mon/Wed     5pm-7pm         3 students
Japanese 2201 Mon/Wed    2:30pm-4pm     1 student  (10 max)

Japanese 2251 (5th semester class)  Mon/Wed   1pm-2:15pm    9 students

This fall is unusual as students of 5th semester are more than 3rd semester!

Night students (1101 and 1102) are welcome!

Spring Break Sakura Japan Trip is also accepting students
The trip is from 3/22/2019 to 3/31/2019 and two class meetings will come before the trip!

Japanese 1100 is the trip class in Spring 2019!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Commencement and Farewell Party

Today was literally the last day at school, so we had the commencement where everyone got the certificate of the merit.

Each group performed its final project at the farewell party where all the host families were invited.

We all together eat some snacks and lunch while every student read his/her thank you letter to the host family.

The climax was the watermelon smashing that gave a piece of watermelon to eat!

We all must be ready to go back to the United States!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Nanzenji Main Gate Tower to the City Zoo!

Historically hot and humid day continued today but our excursion also continued to find some shade on top of the main gate (Sanmon).

Walking along the water canal to get to the city zoo where we were comforted by many animals which also are struggling with this heat!

Tomorrow will be the final day for commencement and farewell party!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Gion Festival Float and portable shrines marched!

Last few days of the program began with Gion Festival Main event in a very hot and humid (over 100F) day!

Giant floats were pulled and march in the middle of the city.  Students fatigue are getting to a peak so everyone must endure few more days!

No major sickness and injury so far.  But must be cautious until the end.

Our final afternoon destination is the city zoo so that everyone be comforted by cute animals!

Friday, July 13, 2018

The EIKANDO and its garden!

It is hot and humid as usual.  The temperature is going beyond our body temperature.    Every time I bring students here, toward the end of the trip, We visit EIKANDO temple, which is famous for its autumn color.

We come in Spring and Summer so no maple can be enjoyed but their main building structure and top of it Tower (TAHOTO) gave us great feeling of being in Kyoto.

Final long weekend is coming up and students will be ready to wrap up their trip!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Monkey Park!

As the end of the program is nearing, everyone got physically tired and now it is getting into the survival mode.

But we must visit the Monkey Park at Mt. Iwata in Arashiyama, where many monkeys welcomed us.

We were in the cage and monkeys observed us!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Han'nya Shingyo Buddhist Scripture Writing at Daikakuji

It was rather cloudy good day today.  After getting off the Randen train, we walked up to Daikaku-ji temple via Seiryoji temple.

At Daikakuji, everyone had a chance to perform Buddhist Scripture Calligraphy.  At the large garden with a huge pond, there was film shooting of Japanese Samurai Drama "MITOKOMON" and some famous actors and actresses were performing in the hot humid weather!

Nice day again.  Now many students are getting tired from daily excursion.