こんにちは！After finishing our first full week of the Japanese Academy, we have learned so much already! This Monday’s activities included a lesson in Japanese calligraphy, or しょどう (shodo), which was taught by the glorious Rie Sensei, everyone’s “stand-in mom” here at the Academy. Her vast knowledge on the art of calligraphy aided us in the Kanji writing we did later in the day on our はちまき (hachimaki), headbands that will be worn during our upcoming sports festival, うんどかい (Undokai). We wrote words that we felt represented our individual personalities, such as “tree”, “moonlight”, “rain”, and even “stinky”... Make sure to look out for pictures and updates on our Undokai this Sunday!!
We also discussed our おしばい (Oshibai), which is the play that will be performed for all of our families on the Saturday before we leave. Parents, make sure to check your email for an invitation. We can’t tell you much, but here’s a little hint, it’s sure to give you chills…
See you next time! じゃあ、また！