The daily Mori no Ike schedule, as well as common Japanese terms used throughout the blog.
あけましておめでとうございます！ Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu! Happy New Year, everyone! It’s 2018, which means it’s time to start thinking about summer (or at least warmer weather, here in Minnesota). Here are some updates and important information you might want to know to get started.
Concordia Language Villages relies on the J-1 Camp Counselor Exchange Program to provide visas for our international staff members. Right now, this visa program is in danger of being eliminated through executive action. Please help us by writing your state representatives and senators today.
Obake (お化け) are Japanese ghosts. In Japanese folklore, obake can be anything from harmless tricksters, to abandoned objects left alone for a little too long, to the vengeful spirits of the dead.
On Friday night, fifteen famous obake came to visit Mori No Ike.
Saturday night was restaurant and dance night! Dressed in a mixture of Japanese yukata, dresses, or just jeans, villagers were able to relax and unwind from a long week of studying and playing.