Photos taken by Judy Li (Soka University of America), Student Correspondent for CET Japan, Spring 2023
Going to Universal Studios of Japan! It was so much fun that it made me regret why I didn’t purchase a year pass (which is a bit more than double the price of a day pass). YOASOBI had a concert on that day so there were so many people.
I discovered I have the same birthday as one of my housemates! We made Takoyaki at the birthday party and put way too much stuff in it.
Going to Uji and had matcha udon and matcha ice cream. I still couldn’t tell the difference in flavor between matcha udon and the usual udon, but the ice cream was so good!
CET took us to teamLab Botanical Garden Osaka. Everything was stunningly beautiful, and I especially loved the smell of nature while enjoying the exhibitions.
Nara trip with housemates! The deer all gave bows that either meant a polite “Arigatou! Yoroshiku!” or “Put that senbei on the ground right now or I’ll bite you.” And they did bite our clothes, so I wasn’t sure.
The view when we walked out from the Kyoto Kawaramachi train station during the week when cherry blossom was in full bloom.
Wearing kimono under cherry blossoms in Kyoto. We realized that walking in kimono is a lot easier if we lift the end of the kimono a little bit, which we did. And we consequently received a strong “nooo!! (だめ!)” from our housemate.
Going to the Tottori Sand Dunes on CET’s overnight trip. We all had so much fun racing in the sand.
Going to the famous Tower of the Sun. The park was a lot bigger and prettier than expected. We planned to see cherry blossoms in the park but ended up spending most of our time exploring nature in the park.
Cherry blossom at night at the Matsue Castle in Shimane Prefecture.