Friday, October 2, 2009
The Return (Day 14) - Asuka
Today was our first full day at Asuka High. Our students participated in a range of lessons with their host buddies. We got to wander around the school and join in too.
Asuka is a kind of experimental state high school with special selection (about a third boys, two-thirds girls.) There is a strong emphasis on practical subjects and The Arts. The works on the walls were of a high standard.
Horticulture is also on the curriculum. I think these guys were picking grubs off the cabbages.
Some of our students had a go at Sakura on koto. Tash was a natural...
Another fantastic painting by a former student.
Sitting badminton. It improves accuracy.
Jack and friend mime a Tug o' war in a drama lesson. Drama in high school is unusual here.
In the evening the English teachers and Kocho-sensei took us out to a sumptuous kaiseki feast at Sugamo restaurant