Went to watch SUMO!

We all went to watch Sumo last Thursday.

Well, it was quite interesting to watch sumo!!

We really enjoyed atmosphere, Sumo game, and Japanese culture.

There are 6 sumo tournament in a year. 3 times in Tokyo, one time each at Osaka, Nagoya, and Fukuoka. November, we can always watch sumo here in Fukuoka.

If you would like to watch sumo, come see it here in November!!

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BBQ♪

BBQ party at Odo park.

We all had a good time there.

The weather was nice, food was good, and relaxing view.

WAHAHA students met many Japanese people and they were trying speaking Japanese with them!

That’s really good, right?!

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Kesil san and Fei san were always grilling food! thanks ne!!

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Nice smile 😉

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Joyce joined us!  she was here for short visit, but we were happy to have her at this party!

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Dazaifu Tenmangu and more!

We visited Dazaifu the other day.

It was really hot, but we enjoyed Japanese traditional scene.

Dazaifu Tenmangu is famous shrine for studying, so many Japanese students go there.

Making a wish.

1 bow, put coin, 2 bows, 2 claps, make a wish, and 1 bow.

This is how you do it.

After the shrine, we visited zen temple.

 

This temple close to Dazaifu tenmangu, it is about 3min walk.

It is a good place to relax…

After that, we went to have matcha and Umegaemochi (famous sweet in Dazaifu).

 

and then, another shrine.

Tanabata festival were going there.

It was small and old nice shrine. ( I heard it is good place to make a wish for love)

Also, there were Japanese deer.

 

Who is in a cage?

 

 

Ohori fireworks festival!

Ohori fireworks festival is like a tradition for Fukuoka people.

It is because every year we have fireworks festival on Aug. 1st at Ohori park.

WAHAHA students went to see it with Emi sensei and Madoka san.

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So many people go there to see fireworks and get together with friends for drinking and eating under fireworks.

Come over here in August if you want to see fireworks!!

Many fireworks and other festivals in summer!

Yamakasa festival in Fukuoka!

Yamakasa season started. I saw one of “KAZARIYAMA” at Hakata station last night. This float’s size is about 8meters tall, and you can see these KAZARIYMA at a variety of sites throughout the city during the festival (Jul.1 to Jul 14).

The floats people carry are called “Kakiyama”, these floats are used in the race(July 15). They weigh about 1ton.

This Hakatayamakasa started about 750years ago.

You can read about the history and schedule of this festival below.

http://kyushu.com/fukuoka/features/yamagasa_1/5,0,0,0,1,0,0,6,x.shtml

http://yokanavi.com/eg/newsinfodetail/index/477

I went to see the final race last year. and We saw the group which destroyed the float…that was crazy!

Link for the final race and after the race.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTr9enkDq2E&list=UU5MT6L-rT2BFt3PkfhhUmBQ&index=9&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZznB1VZlJSg