Photos by Yichen Wei, (Maryland Institute College of Art) Student Correspondent AICAD in Japan, Spring 2019 Dinner with homestay family, cooked by Tanaka san and with a little bit of my help :-). So delicious and I learned so much from her! Trying on kimono with homestay family. They took so many great pictures and I can’t thank them enough. Sakura near momoyamadai, where my homestay family lives. It is a beautiful street with a great community. Residence there have all kinds of events on weekends and holidays, like barbeque and dance show. Went to Oji zoo with level 100 classmates for field trip. It was a zoo with bit of history. But our group had so much fun that we almost forget to do our task for school. Haha. Went to Fushimi in kyoto with friends during the long break. It was also so pretty in the night time. We took some funny ghost pictures. We met mountain cats in Fushimi! They are quiet but wild. The Tower of the Sun (太陽の塔 Taiyō no Tō) is a building created by Japanese artist Tarō Okamoto. It was known as the symbol of Expo ’70 and currently is preserved and located in the Expo Commemoration Park in Suita, Osaka, Japan. I love the weirdness. These beautiful Japanese garden was created by the culmination of the best of landscaping technology which is called the grate Showa’s garden in 1970 during During the World Expo was held. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery that has been completed has a unique structure for garden lined of each era style from ancient times to the Middle Ages and modern. Kenji Yanobe’s “Sun Sister,” located at the bottom of the steps on the south side of the art museum, symbolizes the hopes of the future. The monkeys at Minoo park. Minoo Park is a forested valley on the outskirts of Osaka. There were also beautiful sakura blooming.