日本での一年間

November 20, 2008

School Festival (Part 1)

Filed under: Events, school — myyearinjapan @ 8:40 am

Every fall, universities in Japan hold school festivals. (High schools also hold festivals, such as 文化祭=culture festivals and 体育祭=athletic festivals.) During the festivals, clubs set up booths selling food on the campus and various performances take place in converted classrooms and stages built for the festival. For three days, the campus is overtaken with hordes of visitors. Not just people associated with the university come, but also people from nearby universities and people who live in the surrounding area come to the festival. Amazingly, the day after the festival, the campus is quickly restored to its usual splendor and barely any trash remains.

Reflections in the water of people visting the campus for the festival.

Reflections in the water of people visiting the campus for the festival.

An escaped balloon falling away fromt he campus

An escaped balloon falling away from the campus

The Airport Cafe set up by the club of students whove studied abroad

The "Airport Cafe" set up by the club of students who've studied abroad

Another view of the Airport Cafe

Another view of the "Airport Cafe"

Jazz performance

Jazz performance

My friend, on sax, waits on the side during the Jazz performance

My friend, on sax, waits on the side during the Jazz performance

Jazz

Jazz

One of the classroom buildings, converted into many performances spaces and event locations

One of the classroom buildings, converted into many performances spaces and event locations

Hallway

Hallway

Hallway where the jazz players perpare to perform

Hallway where the jazz players prepare to perform

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2 Comments »

  1. J-jazz? Swweeeet. Hope I can find a jazz group when I get over there with my bass 😀
    昨夜はオリエンテーションだった。色々なことについて質問した。ゴールデンウイークに会おうね〜〜〜
    クラスで村上はるきの「はちみつパイ」というショートストーリーを読んだ。面白かった。

    Comment by reccaphoenix — November 23, 2008 @ 12:38 am

  2. Bassを持って行くつもり?大変じゃない?ここで買った方がいいんじゃないでしょうか?
    オリエンテーションは役立ったのか? 
    ゴールデンウィークは皆は旅行するので、どこにも行かない方がいいと聞いたけど...でも、いつか会おうね。:)
    いつ日本に到着するつもり?

    Comment by myyearinjapan — November 23, 2008 @ 10:25 am


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