Fall/Spring 15

Boston Marathon

Hello, It’s Kayoko from wing9.

In April 17th, Showa Boston was no school because of Patriot’s Day. I went to closest station from Showa Bostin to see Boston Marathon. Boston Marathon is traditional event to Boston and America. I cheered every runner. Also, Japanese runner got 3rd prize! I didn’t see his nice run but I was glad to hear that news!

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Boston Marathon holds in Patriots’ Day (Massachusetts holiday! No class!!). The day of 1775, Battles of Lexington and Concord happened. This war is the beginning of Independence War. I knew Boston Marathon but I didn’t know why it begin. I want to know about American history more!

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Coming of Age (Wing 5)

All of University16 members in wing 5 have become adults legally on January 5, the date is before Coming of Age ceremony. We celebrated the last member’s birthday that day!! She noticed we planned to celebrate her because she found a birthday cake! But our surprise would success.COA2

On January 6, we joined Coming of Age ceremony in the morning. Ms. Kaneko came to Boston all the way from Japan made a speech for us. We promised that we have own responsibility in society and contribute to not only Japan but also all over the world. All of us have never expected to welcome our coming of age in Boston before, of course our parents. However, I think it is a precious memory in our lifetimes. Few people can celebrate the day in other countries. I want to say to my parents, family, and all people around me “Thank you so much” from the bottom of my heart.

 

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In the evening, almost of us joined a banquet in Omni Parker Hotel which is the oldest and historic hotels in Boston. Probably we cannot visit there in private. Of course, we dressed up! Actually, we wear really casual clothes in most of our life here so it was our first experience to dress up. We would look like Disney princesses. We had truly great and delicious dinner. In my opinion, Boston cream pie was the best in all dishes. After eating, a DJ came there and we enjoyed dancing about for 3 hours!! Maybe we can never experience such a party in Japan. Everything was wonderful!!

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By the way, time has flown very fast!! 34 days left!! That’s why we have to live valuable days with this members.

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Coming of Age

Hello!! We’re Wing 9!!

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On January 6th, we celebrated coming of age!! We had a party in one of the oldest hotel in Boston, Omni Parker Hotel. We enjoyed a special meal, especially Boston cream pie. After the meal, everyone including teachers danced and it as very fun!

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1月6日、日本の成人式に出席できない私たちはボストンで最も古いホテルであるオムニパーカーホテルで成人を祝いました。フルコースとボストンクリームパイを堪能し、先生も交えてダンス!楽しい夜を過ごしました。

Showa Festival Pictures

Keeping with yesterday’s theme, here are some extra photos from the festival itself. Special thanks our Showa Soran Bushi performers and to the Wellesley College Taiko Group for being involved. IMG_2382

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Showa Festival Prep

Here are some additional photos of Showa Boston’s annual festival, held last month. Our students worked hard to make the event a success, but these pictures show that they had some fun as well!

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Showa Halloween Party

 

Last Saturday night, we had a Halloween Party. We dressed ourselves up some character. We went to Rainbow hall.

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My friend and I tried to make some scars.

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Other friends also wore nice costume and had horrible scars. We took some pictures with them and enjoyed dancing. It was really fun.

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College Connection Program

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Each fall semester Showa Boston works with area colleges on an intercultural exchanges opportunity called CCP, or College Connection Program. 3 Showa students are matched with an American university student for a series of visits focusing on cultural exchange and learning with their peers.
On our October 15th “Kickoff Day” event, 40 American college students (College Connectors) were matched with 119 Showa students.
Number of American College Connectors by school:
  • Mass. Art: 17
  • Wentworth: 11
  • Emmanuel College: 4
  • Simmons: 3
  • Mt. Ida (since 2014): 2
  • Boston College (since 2016): 1
  • Mass. Pharmacy: 1
  • Newbury (since 2015): 1

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Plymouth Plantation Field Trip

We are going to talk about field trip this week.

It was very beautiful day; weather was good, every student were fine, and teachers were also fine.

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First, we went to Plimoth Plantation. Plimoth is a “living museum, “ a replica of the first permanent English settlement in New England. There were a lot of historical houses. People as actor who live in there and explained about history to us.  It seemed to skid in old days in time! We interested in Native Americans, so we exited. We thought that culture of Native Americans is beautiful, fantastically, and very smart. Plimoth Plimoth was very nice, but we felt scary. Because flies were crawling all over there. And there was caw that has so big horn. But we think it was also good experiences to us.

 

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After that, we visited to MayflowerⅡ.  MayflowerⅡ is a replica of the original ship I which settles first came to Plimoth in 1620. We heard about it before. It was so big. There were cannon, treasure box, and old bed. It was first experience that we watched cannon. We were surprised that an old American made it by hands. We can felt the old American history.

Finally, we ate ice cream. I ordered mocha chip flavor. It was amazing!

It was very fun field trip. We like field trip class but, we want to eat more food. Because we can eat only salad every Thursday in that time.

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Apple Picking

I went to Apple farm where could pick apples!!!

That day was so good weather, I was very happy.

It was so vast and exciting place, so we moved around the place by train.

 

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I picked apples and ate many apples. There were many kinds of apples, one of the apples were similar to the taste of Japanese.

Its taste was very delicious, so I took these apples back to make apple pie.

The apple pie was so delicious, too!!!

 

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Besides picking apples, I could do many things at there.

For example, I picked up grapes, played on a slide and saw animals like goats, alpacas and so on. There were not only apples but also many pumpkins because Halloween will be coming soon!!!!

My most impression of the apple farm was that I could take a lot of pictures with my friend, beautiful pictures. How do you think these pictures???

These pictures are one of my memories in Boston, and good for InstagramJ

If you want to go there, I will do recommend you there!!!

Thank you for your reading.

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College Festival

Yesterday, we went to Collage Festival which participated a lot of American student group. This place was Red Sox’s stadium. For example, eating ice and shopping. Also they distributed postcards. We had a good time!

 

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