Tonight I experienced probably my favorite festival so far, mostly because it was a small festival just for my cho (neighborhood). It was an intimate celebration at the nearby Hachiman shrine and it felt really special to take part in it. Kids were playing taiko drums skillfully and everyone was
Month: October 2015
Songs for Today
These are just a few songs that have been on my mind today. Motion Picture Soundtrack – Radiohead NYC – Interpol
Unexpected Festival Picnic!
Today Josh and I set out to meet our friends for a picnic at Kashihara Shrine. I brought a kabocha pie as well as a few other goodies to share. However, we came upon a surprise festival once we got there! The entire park was filled with tents, food stalls,
Lesson Plan Reactions: Art Critique
Tomorrow will be the end of my next two-week set of team teaching! I initially made this plan for 2nd years, and then modified it to work for 1st years the week after. This time around I really wanted to try something that would get the whole class talking and
Speeches, Sports, and Shirts (plus a birthday)!
Since my last post I attended an English speech contest for local schools in Kashihara. One of my students was participating, so I along with another JTE and the whole English club came out to support her. I had been coaching her for the past few weeks so I almost