Mori no Ike Blog

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Announcing the Mori no Ike Name the Mascot Contest!

Published: August 15, 2016

  You may have had the chance to meet our new mascot at Mori no Ike this summer.   Mascots are very popular in Japan and we think it is very appropriate for Mori no Ike to have our own yuruchara (mascot character) too! Foxes are common in both Minnesota and Japan. Our kitsune (fox) was designed by Hideko-sensei, a long-time Mori no Ike villager and staff member.   Now we need you to help us choose a name for this character. The name must be in...

2nd half closing day

Published: August 13, 2016

As the summer ends, we would like to sincerely thank all of the villagers who attended Mori no Ike this year.

Fun at Kokusai no Hi!

Published: August 12, 2016

It’s Kokusai no Hi (International Day)! Many of the different Language Villages gathered at Waldsee to share the theme, “Sow Peace: Change the Climate” as part of our mission of global citizenship!

Final day before I-Day

Published: August 11, 2016

Villagers spent the last day with a slightly different schedule.

Gakusei Happyoukai!

Published: August 10, 2016

The villagers were also surprised by a sudden pokemon battle! Today was also the day the gakusei presented their final projects!

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