June 28, 2019

Hello from our new intern, Luke.

Hello, I'm Luke. I'm the second intern at Seiritsu. I am here to decide whether or not I want to work in Japan. While I'm in Japan I will be at different universities and schools, working with teachers and students. I am also excited to continue learning Japanese so that it will be easier to make friends. I hope to return to beautiful places in Japan I have already been to, and to find more such places.

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June 24, 2019

Meet Annabel!

Meet our new intern! She is the first of 5 interns that will be at Seiritsu over the next several weeks.
From Annabel:
I have only been in Japan for a week, but already I am in love! Things are so different from back home in America, but I like being able to experience a different way of life. So far I have eaten delicious sushi, explored the epic shopping center of Shibuya, and enjoyed the tranquility of a Japanese shrine. I can't wait to see what else Japan has in store for me!

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June 17, 2019

William goes underground

Just this last term, I went to an excursion in Kasukabe, north of Tokyo. We went to a factory where they handmade Japanese dolls first. The skills of the artists making the dolls were very impressive. Although from my personal perspective I don't these kinds of dolls, I respect the factory's spirit.
In the afternoon we went to a fantastic place that didn't look like a real world. We ate our delicious convenient store lunch on the grass first. Then we went down under the earth's surface. The air in that place was very cool. And it was a great structure of archaeology. We took a lot of pictures.

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June 12, 2019

Rebecca enjoyed Term 1!

This is my third year in Japan and I am a grade three student now.
This spring, I went to see the cherry blossoms in Nakameguro river. The flowers bloomed on both sides of the river. Some of them fell into the river when the wind blew. We walked on the path beside the river, ate some snacks, watching the lanterns and enjoying the view.

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We also had the sports festival. This time we were team blue.
This was the last event for third year students.
We had two new events. They were cheering contest and dance performance.
For our team,the basketball team boys taught us how to cheer.
We shouted and enjoyed the power of teamwork.
We danced two songs and we trained for it for an entire year. We did a really great job!

Last our blue team did a really great job in all the items, we won the first or second place in all of them. Regrettably, we lost in only a few points to the yellow team because their junior high members were so strong. What a pity.
However, everything was fun and we took a lot of pictures.
It was really a wonderful experience!


June 9, 2019

Vicky is enjoying term 2

On June 5th, we had 鷲宮祭 (Washinomiya sai) which is a Japanese sports day. It was my first time so at first, I was confused on what to do. We had 2 days to practice for sports day but we never worked on the 4x100 relays for club, and I was chosen for that. I was super nervous for it since the other runners were 2nd and 3rd year students, but my friends and team mates were cheering for me from the sideline and I could run without being nervous. With my classmates, we had 3種リレー. I did 台風の目 and 大玉ころがし. It was super fun and a fun experiment. I learned that working as a team will help a lot, I was happy that we got 1st place. Over all it was really hot outside but fun and was one of the best day this school year. It was memorable and I'm excited for next year.

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June 4, 2019

Scarlett tries hand at rice planting

Last month it was the first time I ever planted rice.

It was so fun, I did not realise it would be such a muddy experience.

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Me, Teresa and Junior High students and their parents went to the smaller rice patches and stood in the mud and planted the small rice seedlings for around 2 hours.

It was very tiring and my legs hurt for the next few days but at the time it was therapeutic feeling the mud between my toes. I look forward to going again!

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June 4, 2019

Sayonara to White

Our junior high school exchange student, White (back in center in picture) left a few weeks ago, but here is here farewell message. Hope you had fun, White!

Since I came here, I have received many experiences. Thank you for everything I'm very happy . Thank you teacher and classmates Take good care for me ! ^_^
I wish I could come back here again. Thank you !! BYE BYE

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June 3, 2019

Teresa survives another Sports Festival!

May Flew By

Last week, it was my 4th time participating in Seiritsu's sport festival. I repeat: 4th time. It's mind-blogging how long I've been here already.

This is how happy I was before the festival began that day!

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One of my favorite things about the festival is looking at the hand-made flags classes make to represent themselves. Here are some of my favorites:
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I want to shout to everyone passing by that these are my talented students' works!

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One regret I had was not having enough time to play in the new bubble balls my school bought for the festival. Here are the pictures of them being used:

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I was in that bubble ball for under 10 seconds; I wish I had more time to run around like the students in the picture above.

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I can't wait for the next school festival! Cheers!



about Seiritsu

Seiritsu Gakuen is a private co-educational high school created in 1925 and it is located in Tokyo, Japan.

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