Hello again! After a long week of hard work, we ventured out of the Randolph-Macon campus into the city of Richmond. First, we visited Maymont Park where we saw a variety of gardens including their captivating Japanese Gardens.
Next, we made our way to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, where admired exhibits of all different cultures including South Asia, Africa, Europe, Russia, and especially the Japanese. A samurai suit, a traditional tea set, and びょうぶ (Byoubu) which are Japanese folding screens were some of the items featured in the Japanese exhibit.
Then we headed to a local Asian store, Tokyo Market, where we filled our baskets with snacks, goodies, and various Japanese trinkets. Sharing our purchases with each other and experiencing another site of Japanese culture was something greatly enjoyed by everyone.
Though our day was very tiring, we enjoyed many events and bonded as a group. We appreciate our staff so much today and the rest of the week. ありがとうございます!