January 20, 2016

Emilie's Winter Blog post

To start off with my winter break I got really sick, but other then that my
winter break was very fun. I went to Roppongi with my friend on Christmas. I've
really wanted to go for a long time so I'm really glad that I went.


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I also went to Shinokubo. It's basically like Korean town. Me and my friend
wanted to go to Shinokubo for a while now so we went. Shinokubo had lots of
K-PPP stops, as well as Korean beauty stores and restaurant.

Also I went to an onsen with two of my friends, Mel and Meg. It was long
drive. It took us about 2 to half an hour to get to the place. It's called
Hakone, Hakone is known for onsen and hamaboko.


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There was a lot of types of onsen the one we went was only us by the forest.
It was very refreshing and relaxing.
These are the pictures.


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We only stayed there for a little bit because the next day school starts...
But other than those three days, I just stayed at home in my bed!!! Lol!

January 19, 2016

Meg's winter holiday post!

Meg here!

On my winter holiday I did a lot of stuff such as Skating, sleepovers and Onsen (hot spa) in Hakone .

I went skating with 4 girls from my class.
The skate rink that we went to was at takadanobaba station. We first went to a buffet and after that we went skating for 3 hours .


On January 6th I went to an Onsen in Hakone with Emilie and Melissa . On our there we stopped at a couple of resting areas and ate sushi and soba .It was so good!

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During the holiday I went shopping as well. I went to a big mall which is in Nishiarai (a hub town on the outskirts of the greater Tokyo area) and bought a lot of stuff with my friends.

For New Year I went to Hatsumode. A lot of people where there and it was really crowded. I had to line up for 3 hours outside to reach the place where you pray. I wished for my family to be healthy forever.


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I bought 2 omamors (protective charms); one keeps me safe from any danger and the other one helps me with stuff at school.

January 19, 2016

Mel's Winter Holiday Post

Hello, Mel here!

My christmas holidays were quite long this year (I had about 3 weeks off!) so I had plenty of time to get lots of sight seeing and shopping done!

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Firstly I went on an adventure by myself to Kameido Tenjin shrine to pray for good luck on my University results. It was a really nice experience as the shrine was about 20 minutes from any nearby station so I had to rely on my google maps and got to see lots of backstreets with Japanese style houses. Furthermore, the area was also pretty close to Sky tree and so i took some nice nighttime pictures with it all lit up!

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By the time I got to the shrine it was already dark so I couldn't really see the turtles in the pond, but the way the shrine was lit up with orange lanterns reminded me of the Ghibli movie Spirited Away. I wrote my wish on an enma (a small wooden plaque) and tied it up with everyone else's wishes!

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I also went to watch the New Year's Disneyland fireworks at midnight, which were amazing! The fireworks were shaped like all the Disney characters!!

Finally, I went with Meg and Emilie to an Onsen in Hakone where we were suprised by a monkey that appeared out of nowhere whilst we were using the foot bath!

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My christmas holidays in Japan were so much fun and I created lots of new memories!

January 13, 2016

Happy New Year!

Welcome to Heisei 28- the year of the monkey, everyone!


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Everyday life has returned to Seiritsu, with everyone refreshed after the winter break. As New Year is a very important time in Japanese culture, there were many stories of traveling to grandparents' houses far and wide, hatsumode (the first temple visit of the year), toshidama (money given to young people at new year by their relatives), and lots of seasonal food!


Of course, the third year high school students may not have had such a relaxing time, as university entrance exams are fast approaching, but we are hopeful that this year's results will be even better than last year's great efforts!


Important times are coming for other students too. The first year high school students must choose which path between maths and sciences, or literature and humanities, they will take for the rest of their time at Seiritsu. The second years must also decide which universities they want to try to enter, and do well in the end of year test in order to be allowed into the appropriate level class. In junior high, the third years are preparing to make the transition to high school. Good luck Everyone, we are behind you all the way!


Trials aside, 2016 is promising to be an exciting year, with many school trips, visit schools and international students to look forward to. We have some great plans for Seiritsu International Department, and can't wait to get everything started!


We wish everyone a very happy and prosperous 2016.


Peter Williams
International Department Coordinator

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