The New Year season has always been a very special time of the year for the Japanese. They believe that the gods visit each family and deliver fortune during this period. To accept this fortune, many traditions and customs are followed. The New Year’s Course at WAHAHA is more than just Japanese lessons. This special program allows participants a chance to enjoy authentic Japanese New Year’s culture and activities.
Autumn is a wonderful time to come to Fukuoka – the summer heat has finally given way to more pleasant weather for enjoying the changing scenery as the leaves turn color and we transition from summer to winter. The Autumn Course is our standard Japanese course plus a variety of seasonal cultural events and activities. You can join as many or as few activities as you like to make the most of your fall in Fukuoka your way! Don’t miss out!
Ever want to try drawing your own manga? Last Friday (August 4) Wahaha students and teachers had the fantastic opportunity to experience two forms of art in one special event – manga and digital art! First, we learned about manga in Fukuoka and even got to try our hand at drawing manga ourselves! Secondly, we got to see local digital artists’ work in action in their “We can play! Digital Art Exhibition”!
8月といえば、やっぱり花火大会ですね！Summer, and August in particular, is fireworks season in Japan, and Fukuoka is no exception with plenty of fireworks shows (花火大会, or hanabi taikai) to enjoy. Last Tuesday (August 1) Wahaha students and teachers came together to enjoy the fireworks show at the beautiful Ohori Kouen. A traditional cultural event in Japan, you can enjoy not only the fireworks themselves but the many people dressed in beautiful yukata (casual summer kimono) as well! Try to catch a fireworks show while you’re here before the summer is over!
My name is Richard Porteous and I am the new student consultant at Wahaha! I recently arrived in Fukuoka three weeks ago from Australia, and I am looking forward to meeting you all at some point in the future. I am still learning Japanese as well, but feel free to speak to me in either English or Japanese, I need the practice! I am still learning how to be the most effective student consultant I be, so I will try my best. 頑張ります！Please feel free to contact me if you have any inquires and questions that need an answer!