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Web Resource Round-Up for May 17

Published: May 17, 2020

Continuing our periodic round-up of interesting Japanese webpages and resources, here are some recommendations we’ve found since our last post!

こどもの日 Children’s Day

Published: May 7, 2020

Children’s Day is an important holiday in Japan. Let’s learn how it’s celebrated!

Web Resource Round-Up for May 5th

Published: May 4, 2020

Hello, Mori no Ike! We hope you have been safe at home and have been able to fit in some Japanese learning or practice as well. This is (hopefully) the first in a periodic round-up of interesting articles and new resources for learning at home. Take a look at some of the recommendations below and let us know if you’ve found anything interesting this past week!

Japanese Master Challenge: Reading in Japanese

Published: April 14, 2020

The Japanese Master Challenge for this post is all about reading and studying from your favourite text in Japanese! Read on to see some tips for studying from text, and challenge yourself to read something you once thought difficult!

Self-Study Ideas

Published: April 12, 2020

You may have seen our recent post on At-Home Learning Resources, but on top of textbook study and consuming content in Japanese, there are many ways to start including a little more language practice in your everyday life! Click through for a list of our favourites

At-Home Learning Resources

Published: April 7, 2020

We at Mori-no-Ike are thinking about you all at home. We know that many may be on a different schedule than usual, and trying to fit in some language learning where possible, so we have put together a list of some online and print learning resources to help with getting Japanese into your life at home! Take a look!

Sexism in Japan

Published: August 7, 2019

The villagers experienced the realities of sexism in Japan and the workplace.

Game Show Night!

Published: August 7, 2019

Villagers did their best at Japanese game show competitions!

太鼓(たいこ・Taiko・Japanese Drums)

Published: August 5, 2019

Learn about taiko and listen to the Villagers practice!

お化けナイト(おばけないと・Obake Naito・Ghost Night)

Published: August 3, 2019

Last night the camp was overrun by Japanese spirits!

また来年(Mata Rainen・until Next Year) JD 78 and JD 62!

Published: July 27, 2019

Today we said goodbye to some more villagers until next year.

Extreme Night!

Published: July 18, 2019

Today the villagers did some extreme activities!

Mori no Ike e Yokoso!

Published: July 16, 2018

Learning a new song at the campfire

​Mori no Ike welcomed over 90 one week, two week, and four week villagers to our campsite today! We’re so excited!!

Cake Deco Night!

Published: July 13, 2018

Last night we decorated cakes together!

Hi-ro- no Monogatari

Published: July 12, 2018

the cast of Hiro no Monogatari singing the theme song

Our melodrama the first two weeks told the tale of heroes and villains growing and becoming closer with one another.

I-Day Has Come Again!

Published: July 7, 2018

Mori no Ike was able to interact with other vllages and became a part of a truly international community for the day.

Music Video Club - First Session 2018

Published: July 3, 2018

A short movie by our Music Video Club!

ようこそ (youkoso) to Gakusei Cafe!

Published: June 27, 2018

Kohaku-san's homework is finished for the day!

Hot chocolate + gakusei project planning= a chill evening

Ending Our First Week on a High Note

Published: June 24, 2018

our Dean, Hana-sensei, introducing our taiko drum players

Our first week of 森の池(もりのいけ) Mori no Ike 2018 has already wrapped up as we had to say goodbye to our short-program villagers.