Children presented the accomplishments of daily hard works at the class, what they were interested in,
and pieces of their work which they wanted to be seen.
It started with self-introduction of each child and the song “If you are happy and you know it” by early elementary children.
Then followed quizzes about animals and insects, poetry reading, and speeches.
The children’s families attended the event together.
After the presentation, they all spent a joyful time playing paper-rock-scissors game and eating snacks.
Though it was raining, 42 people including classmates, their families, and volunteers participated.
We got on the boat at Hinode pier and got off at Asakusa. Then we walked to Sensoji temple through Kaminarimon gate and Nakamise street.
Mr. Jun interviewed three students, Ms. Chang-in, Ms. Kotsuki, and Mr. Javier. Please see the video of the interview. (Please click the picture, then you can see the video.)
Here is the impression of Mr Jun, the interviewer.
I am Jun. I came to Japan from Korea in October two years ago. I have been studying Japanese from Ms. Chiba at Aoba International Lounge for almost one year and half. This was the first experience for me join this kind of event. It was really fun getting on a boat and praying at a temple. It made me more impressive to have interviewed three classmates, Ms Chan-in, Ms.Kotsuki, and Mr. Javier. I cannot use a humble form and courteous form appropriately yet. So I want study Japanese more so that I can speak Japanese fluently.
I appreciate for inviting me to such a wonderful event.
|Impression of Mr. Chen Zupei from Taiwan|
I visited Shinagawa Aquarium with classmates.
I saw many unusual creatures such as upside down jellyfishes, and big long fishes. It was fun.
The most interesting one was a tunnel aquarium, where we could see fishes from the bottom, since we didn’t have a chance to see the bottom side of fishes.
Impression of Ms. Do Thihue from Vietnum
Visit to Shinagawa Aquarium
I visited Japanese aquarium for the first time.
There were various kinds of fishes. They were very beautiful.
We also saw Dolphin show. It was really a fun to see various performances. I took many photographs. We took a photo with teachers in front of the aquarium gate. It became a wonderful memory. I really enjoyed the first visit to the aquarium.
While waiting for all attendees to show up, we enjoyed Origami.
Then, the event started.
Reading aloud, presentation of their compositions, what they searched, and what they made, etc..
Children to be the first grader next year presented action songs.
They seemed relieved when they finished presentation.
They played instruction game raising hands, food, or patting on their head.
After the games, they all enjoyed social time with snacks.
|Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (practice)|
|The song of Do-Re-Me (practice)|
We had fun time looking around the exhibitions of models and old materials related to Edo and Tokyo.
This is the report by Mr. Heap (TIT student from Vietnam, a person on the right of the photo) Mar. 5, 2017.
We visited Yokohama Disaster Risk Reduction Learning Center on Mach 5 (Sun) as a social event. We experienced artificial earthquake, fire extinguishing drill, and training of escaping from smoke.
Of course we have fire extinguishers in Vietnam, but I have never used it. It was a very interesting experience. I could meet not only Japanese, but Chinese, Koreans, and Indonesians. We took many photographs. I enjoyed the event very much.
I want to visit this facility again with my friends. Thank you very much.
|They practiced the instrument at rice field.|
|They played also on the outdoor stage.|
|They enjoyed Origami too.|
|One player played two to three instruments.|
|Interview by Asian Development Bank|
|After the performance|
60 of us visited Enoshima Shrine to prey and went up Sea Candle (Enoshima Lighthouse Observation Tower) to enjoy a panoramic view of the sea.
Unfortunately we couldn’t see Mt. Fuji because of cloud but we enjoyed a day of fun. 2016.6.25
Impression of Ms. Ekaterina (Russia)
Thank you for excursion to Enoshima island. It is a very beautiful place near the sea.
We visited "Enoshima Sea Candle", "Enoshima Jinja shrine" and "Samuel Cocking Garden".
And number one place for my son was "Enoshima Aquarium" with Dorfin Show.
It was great impression for us about nice time which we spent together with Tana center people.
Thank you so much. Martynova Ekaterina
This is the report (originally in Japanese) by Ms.Zhang Yihui of Thursday’s Japanese class.
"Romantic Memory" Zhang Yihui
We, classmates of Tana Japanese class, went to Yokohama on Nov. 27.
When we enjoyed walking in the park, we came across a pond surrounded by trees.
There, children were enjoying on the grass.
After that, we got on Marine Shuttle together.
I thought “What a beautiful sea it is!”
We enjoyed drinking coffee and taking pictures on the ship. We saw various beautiful views from the ship.
The ginkgo trees along Ohdori street was very beautiful.
It made me feel romantic.
This will go down as a good memory in me.
Japanese Thursday's class exchange at Yokohama Bay. November 29 2014
17 people of Thursday's Class members with their families and 7 volunteers enjoyed cruise and bus trip at Yokohama Bay
We had lunch at a restaurant in Yamashita Park and got on the cruise ship, "Marine Shuttle". We enjoyed looking up Yokohama Bay Bridge from the ship, scenery of the red brick warehouse "Akarenga Sohko" and the Landmark Tower.
By the time we went over Yokohama Bay bridge to Daikoku pier, the rain from the morning stopped. We saw lots of cars lining up for export and containers were hoisted aboard by cranes.
Japanese Saturday class exchange Girl’s festival
Japanese Thursday class Exchange "Sankeien 三溪園”
We, Thursday class students, went to Sankeien Garden .19 students and their families and 8 volunteers participated. We also enjoyed tea celemony trial （Sadoh 茶道）. 2014.03.06
Written description of Mr. Yaojie (China) （妖杰）.
Thursday class members visited Sankeien Garden. Sankeien Garden was made by Mr. Sankei Hara, a successful business man who made a fortune in silk export. The garden was made open to the public June 1906. There are many big carp in the pond of the garden and they come close to you. In March, colorful Japanese apricot flowers are in full bloom.
Historical buildings are preserved and garden staffs guided us. This was a good opportunity for us not only to study Japanese but also to study Japanese historcal culture.
This visit was a very good lesson for us. We had a wonderful time in Japan.