We started off the day with a double block of classes. Between the two blocks, the intermediate class provided an enjoyable activity for all levels in the form of a market. Each intermediate student set up a shop with photos of items ranging from food and skincare products, to "plus health" and other potions. This activity was used to practice Japanese vocab necessary to navigate a store in Japan.
After lunch, we headed over to the church for our second cooking class with Rie sensei. This time we made sushi maki (寿司巻き) (sushi rolls). We took turns visiting each station, filling each roll with toppings of our choice, including carrot, cucumber, avocado, imitation crab, tuna, egg, and more. Once the rolls were filled to our liking, we rolled them ourselves, using small bamboo mats. After completing the roll, students had the option to eat them then, or enjoy them at dinner.
To round out the evening, students met with their Undoukai (sports day) teams, and finished up any remaining posters and chants, in preparation for the big day. Students were left with much excitement and anticipation regarding the following day, which was sure to be one for the books!