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Opening Day Tour

Published: June 15, 2010

For tonight's yorupuro (evening program), each cabin visited various places around Mori no Ike to learn more about life in the village. [gallery link="file" orderby="title"]

Opening Day Dinner JD12

Published: June 14, 2010

Here are some pictures from our dinner tonight!  We had toriniku no karaage (Japanese-style fried chicken) with soosu (sauce),  gohan (rice), sarada (salad), and painappuru (pineapple), with mizu to gyuunyuu (water and milk), and burauniizu (brownies!) from our awesome kitchen staff! (Be sure to click "read more" to see all the photos!)[gallery link="file"]

First Half Staff 2010

Published: June 14, 2010

Meet the sensei (teachers/counselors), kitchen staff, and healthcare staff for first half (June/early July) 2010 by clicking on the "More" link!  We are looking forward to seeing you![gallery link="file" orderby="title"]

Final post - with photos

Published: August 29, 2009

We have come to the conclusion of our one week session this evening.  We had a great day today, and ended it with a Japanese style summer festival.  Strangely, the temperature plunged suddenly to 58 degrees, so it didn't really feel all that summer-like.  The kids took it all in stride, though, and enjoyed a number of traditional Japanese festival games and foods.  See the pictures section for JD38 for the photographic details. The closing program starts tomorrow...

Day 4 Photos up!

Published: August 28, 2009

Just uploaded some photos taken during our fourth day together!  The kids took in various clubs today (they have been rotating through various clubs in order to give them a wide taste of Japanese culture), and Taiko was among them.  For our evening program, we experienced a tea ceremony as well as what it might be like to be a student in a Japanese school (there are no custodians --- kids clean the school!)

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