Tag Archives: school

Today’s watercolor: a School Life Self-Portrait

As you may know, my school is not just a normal high school. In addition to the usual stuff like Math and History, there are also subjects like Accounting and Marketing. The Word Processing Club is popular, and the Abacus … Continue reading

Posted in Art, School Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Many Faces of Gunma-chan: Tamamura

One of the surprise hits from our panel at AX was everyone’s favorite Prefectural Mascot, Gunma-chan! When he came up on the screen the whole room reacted with a big “Awww…” and we were pretty surprised by how much people … Continue reading

Posted in Gunma | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Japan is Beautiful

Gunma Prefectural Sports Tournament, May 13th 2011 This is my entry for this week’s Show Me Japan. Check it out!

Posted in Photos!, School Life | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Japanese Pep Rally? Not so peppy!

Tomorrow is the Prefectural Sports Tournament, which means all the various clubs and teams will be battling it out in the fields and courts of our fair Prefecture. It also means that apparently I’ll be on TV, as the

Posted in School Life | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Meet Melon Bear…

Meet Melon Bear. Melon Bear is half melon/half bear, and when he comes to class, my students get so excited that I’ve seen them literally start vibrating in their seats. Even students who previously had been

Posted in School Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

入学式 and a Beautiful Moment

Last week we had the School Entrance Ceremony, 入学式, which was remarkably similar to the Graduation Ceremony a few weeks ago. The freshmen processed in by class, and their home room teacher guided them with a flourish. Songs were sung, … Continue reading

Posted in Japan, Modern Traditions, School Life | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments

Happy Friday! Engrish of the Week :)

This was a little sweet from one of my coworkers, a lovely example of the Omiyage that often appears on my desk. I don’t know about

Posted in Engrish | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments