40 Smiles and Over 1,000 Torii Gates
|07/03/2012||Posted by Marie A Gleason under Asia, Short Term Programs, Summer Session||
Submitted by Carolyn Boyser on the 2012 summer session program in Kobe, Japan sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures…
This week has been very busy for us here in Kobe, Japan. On top of our classes everyday and our homework, we’ve been out seeing Japan. We’ve had so much delicious and new tastes for us by eating a lot of Japanese food and we’ve gone shopping. Our language partners threw us a party to celebrate working with us so they made us traditional Japanese food and bought us traditional Japanese candy to eat as well. We went to Kyoto again this week, and managed to visit Fushimi Inara Taisha which is famous in many ways, but known to most through pop culture as the shrine that the main character of a story ran through. It has many Torii gates and is absolutely beautiful. This week coming up is our last week in the Land of the Rising Sun, and we intend to make the most of it!