さようなら Sayounara

さようなら Sayounara

Alright everyone, this is my farewell post to you all. I’m really glad that I was able to see you over Skype, even with the technical difficulties. I wish that I had been able to come see you in person instead, but my experience in Japan is only just beginning! Here’s the picture of the … Continue reading

Japan and America

Japan and America

Hello everyone! While you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving weekend, I’ve been missing all the American food. But I did get an amazing opportunity this weekend to visit Kyoto with my host mother. The trees are just changing color here, and it was beautiful! Today’s subject is Japan’s relationship with the United States, and the Japanese … Continue reading

Anime and Manga

Anime and Manga

Alright everyone, it’s the post you’ve all been waiting for. Or maybe just a few of you. Depends on how many of you are anime fans like me. To those of you unfamiliar with these terms, manga are Japanese comics and anime is Japanese cartoons. However, they aren’t exactly what you’d think of them you … Continue reading

Kabuki

Kabuki

Hey everyone! I hope you enjoyed the interview. Last weekend I went to two kabuki plays, and I thought I’d share some pictures with you. I took panoramic shots of the theatres, so if you’d like a closer look at them, click on the pictures. The first play I saw was at the Shinbashi Theatre. … Continue reading

Interview

Interview

Hi everyone! Thanks for sending me so many great questions. I’ve done the interview with a Japanese high school student named Ai. She is currently 18, and she lives in my host family’s home. She’s not related to them, but they are family friends, so she’s staying here to be closer to the private school … Continue reading

Waseda Festival

Waseda Festival

Hello again! Please send me your interview questions for the Japanese high school student by Tuesday night (your time) so I can do the interview this Wednesday. I’ve gotten over my cold, and the weather has finally started to get chilly. The trees haven’t started changing color yet and I’m starting to wonder if Fall … Continue reading