Japanese Exchange - Japanese Culture and Cooking Lesson
The group spent the day at Kanto International School.
We started with an orientation session from Mr Matsudaira. Students were asked what their initial thoughts were about Japan. Ideas ranged from chops sticks and rice to Mount Fuji and bullet trains! Mr Matsudaira promised to ask the students what they thought about Japan on their last day and hoped that perhaps some stereotypical ideas would have changed by then.
A music lesson with Mr Hirunuma followed. We surprised ourselves by the end of the hour, singing a two piece harmony of a famous Japanese folk song. It did help to have some Invicta singers and musicians in our group!
The highlight of the day was the Japanese cooking lesson with Mrs Saotome. We cooked miso soup and made rice balls wrapped in seaweed, called Onigiri, for our and our host student's lunch.
After lunch, we played ice breaking games and enjoyed snacks at the Welcome Party which was hosted by The World School Club. The club is run by Kanto students who help to look after visiting international students. They told us about a recent visit from our Italian sister school I.T.C. Enrico Tosi.
Tomorrow, we are looking forward to a visit to Tokyo Disneyland.