Photos taken by Judy Li (Soka University of America), Student Correspondent for CET Japan, Spring 2023
Housemates prepared a surprise party for the birthday girl! The surprise was really successful, and everyone had so much fun.
Nomikai (drinking party) with other CET international and OGU Japanese students. We all felt the drinks contained little alcohol, so everyone drank a lot for a long time and still remained pretty sober. People did have to fight in the line for the bathroom though!
Going to Osaka Castle Park on a beautiful Friday afternoon after class. Got a red beanie from Uniqlo and have been wearing it every day since (almost).
Going to Kyoto’s Kiyomizu Temple. The temples were very pretty, and from the mountains, I could see the city below, forming a beautiful contrast between the modern and traditional.
Going to the famous and beautiful Kinkakuji Temple on the same day. Had to take a bus ride from the Kiyomizu Temple. Going to Kyoto only takes a forty minutes train ride from where CET students live.
Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) fan getting a Shingeki gacha from Japanese Kanji class!!! Lucky!
CET outing to TOEI Kyoto Studio Park, the film set of jidaigeki films (period dramas). The was an exhibition of Kuroko no Basket (Kuroko’s Basketball), and I got to eat all their burgers (jk).
Delicious soba noodles and a stunning view at Arashiyama in Kyoto.
Participating in a Sado (tea ceremony) workshop organized by CET. We drank tea and ate traditional Japanese sweets.
Going to Neko Café, having Mister Donut, and chatting for hours with an OGU friend I met from I-chat Lounge. I am usually not confident in speaking Japanese, but her patience and kindness made me very comfortable explaining even complicated ideas in Japanese.