During one of my language sessions with Masako I was interviewed by the local television about my thoughts on a change of the start of the academic year in Japan from Spring to Autumn. Weirdly enough, they indeed broadcasted it and Masako recorded it later (that’s the girl’s voice in the background ).
And just for the content, I basically said that it would be easier for foreign students to study in Japan if they changed it to autumn. I actually said more in the interview, but that stuff has seemingly been cut out ^^
It’s already a bit late, but I still wanted to share a few pictures from the International Cooking Class in Higashi Hiroshima. It’s beeing held two times every month with different people from different countries introducing dishes from their homecountry to the participants. In December a friend and I took the chance to teach some German dishes, which were appropriate for the wintertime and really had a blast with all these nice Japanese women, who were really eager to learn a lot about our cooking and Germany. So please follow the link below for some pictures and also contact me for the recipes if you’re interested
In Hiroshima autumn is at its most beautiful right now, so I attended a momiji-viewing event last weekend. The momiji is a tree, whose leaves turn into a bright red during autumn and are a characteristic part of this season in Japan. The event was organized by the Higashi Hiroshima Tsunagari Network, who did a very good job of bringing together international students and local residents of all ages for a really enjoyable day.
We had a lot of fun enjoying the beautiful scenery, communicating with everyone (and they were really curious about everything ), having lunch together and doing various small games as a big group. It was definitely a nice cultural exchange and I definitely want to go to their next event in January, if I can find the time! Just watch the pictures below and you’ll surely understand
More pictures can be found here: Link
By the way: we even made it into the local television news – I’ll post the video, if I can get my hands on it
Hiroshima University might be in the middle of nowhere, but that definitely has a charme of its own and offers a lot of beautiful views. I enjoy beeing here a lot in this season, even though it’s getting a lot colder now
I just wanted to thank everyone, who has sent me tea during the last weeks. In fact, I got far more tea than expectet and have to drink about 2 bags a day to finish it all before I leave Japan (mathmatically speaking), which is about perfect for my tea consumption here. So thank you you all very very much, my family, Ruth, Jos and Katelynd and Birte! You’re the best