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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.