MY JAPANESE SOJOURN
For the first time in my life, I ate Onigiri at the Tokyo airport and then took off to Fukuoka.Onigiri is a Japanese food made from white rice formed into triangular or cylindrical shapes and often wrapped in Nori. Nori is a seaweed which tastes more like raw fishes compressed into sheets.
Day 4, my first day at school, I was astounded at finding students in Japan cleaning their school to show respect towards it and to develop themselves into model citizens. This also makes them a responsible citizen and not only students clean their school even the teachers do it.
Day 5, I was thrilled to attend the tea ceremony at school. It was exactly how as described in our Hindi textbook of grade 10. A full, formal tea ceremony takes about one to two hours but our class limit was only 45 minutes. Using phones are not allowed inside as they pratice this for peace of mind.
Our school took us on a field trip to the aquarium. In India I had never seen any sea animals, I just saw fishes but this aquarium had everything from sea plants to seals. In this aquarium there were posters telling the visitors, ‘ please touch and feed the animals in the water’. So I touched starfish and fed the seals.
Day 14, I visited Fukuoka Tower, one of the famous tourist spots. It is 234m tall and when you go up by the escalator, it has only two floors. One for the restaurant and other for the tourists to view fukuoka and play games. Japanese people believe in luck a lot thus there are three to four games which you play and get to know your luck.
I am indeed having a great experience and enjoying every moment spent here. You can view all the stories and pictures of my journey by visiting my blog page:https://myjapanesesojourn.blogspot.com/2020/12/japanese-sojourn-first-day-in-my.html