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Students visit Adelaide for a Japanese Cultural Weekend

Year 10 students from both Navigator College and Port Lincoln High School went to Adelaide for a Japanese cultural weekend. すばらしいです。

On our first day students went on a tour of Himeji Gardens and Adelaide University. Lunch was at Katsumoto cafe and dinner was at Wasai. Some students were adventurous in their food choices and tried something different. Both restaurants had delicious authentic Japanese dishes. おいしかったです。

On our second day we had a scavenger hunt through the Central Markets, looking for Japanese items and shops. We then had a taiko workshop with Matsuri Taiko who also performed at the OzAsia Festival. The students were able to perform raku at the end of their workshop session. Lunch was at Sato in North Adelaide where we had Japanese conversation time and students were able to order their food in Japanese and speak with the staff and a Japanese family. The bento’s were delicious!! そうですよ!

Our last day we went on a search of the Art Gallery looking for Japanese artists and their artwork and then to the Botanic gardens to find Asian plants. We then watched a Kendo training session between all three universities in South Australia. かっこいですね。

During our trip we caught public transportation which was new for some of the students. In Japan, public transportation is such a large part of Japanese everyday life and so it was fun to try to experience a part of Japan here in South Australia.

The students had a great experience meeting Japanese people in Adelaide but also making friends with each other and sharing in the experience of learning Japanese in Port Lincoln.