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To Add On… (Middle School Fall Trip to Awaji)

NOTICE: First to get more detail about this fall trip, before you read this blog please read the blog ‘My Scariest Time At The Fall Trip…😧😧😧’ Thank you!!!

In my Middle School Fall Trip which was my first time, I went to AWAJI!!! I had lots of fun being able try on with lots of events, such as Udon making, Incense making, Playing with Shidouri elementally school sstudents, going inside beach, observing the rare Umi-hotaru and so on… It was very enjoyable and fun, and one of the most enjoyable things were making Incense. Although I knew what Incense meant and how it looked like, since I always see in my grandparents  house, I never made one of them so it was very, very interesting. First we were required to choose the color and the smell for the Incense that we were going to make. Next step was to put those ingredients inside the ball and mix until it becomes like a a cray.  When mixing those ingredients, most of the girls in my table were having trouble since it needed super strong power!!! After that from our teachers advice our incense finally became like a cray. From there we made that Incense flat by using the roller, which felt like as we were cooking! After when that Incense got flat and thin, we went on making lots of shapes using the cookie cutter that they were been ready. As I went on making lots of shapes, sometimes instead of using the cookie cutter I went on making some original shapes. Such as the alphabet of my name ‘AKI HIRAI’ !!! After all was done I felt great about my Incense! Besides that in the Incense Factory we were able to see the Incense being made and some of those room had a very strong Incense smell, especially the drying Incense Room. I remember that most of the people refused going in, although I went in 😅😅😅 Other than that we also went in the Incense shop too! In the Incense shop I bought some present for my family!!! After we were done with everything I was been very impressed by these culture of Incense! Like this Incense Factory I had a very enjoyable time at in other events too, and I really lean’t lots and lots more thing / culture about Awaji. Such as in the grade 8 performance, although it is a myth I was able to know the reason why Awaji onion was very sweet ( since I knew the Awaji onion very well) and lot more other things. And to total up I think for the main idea of this trip was not only for learning Japanese culture, however even more I guess it was to make friends with other middle schoolers and to know other students and for the most, to have fun with them! What I think is that this was very successful for me, and I will be really looking forwards in next years Middle School Fall Trip too!

Pictures

Playing with the Shitori Elementally School students
                                        Playing with Students in Shidouri Elementary School!
At the Earthquake Museum!
                                                                          At the Earthquake Museum!
Making Incense!!!
                                                                              Making Incense!!!
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Elizabeth Durkin
Elizabeth Durkin

Hi Aki,

It sounds as if you had a huge range of interesting experiences on the trip, and learned a lot about Japanese culture in the process. I am glad the trip was so enjoyable and educational for you.

Ms Durkin

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