Tag: Takadanobaba

  • Exchange with elementary school

    On Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 23 students volunteered at Tomo Elementary School in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, where they experienced an international exchange class with 3rd and 4th graders and enjoyed interacting with elementary school students. The event was well received by both the elementary school students and the international students.

  • Yabusame, a mounted archery event in Takadanobaba

    On Monday October 9th, SNG students were invited to attend a Yabusame event at Toyama Park. What’s Yabusame ? Yabusame is the name of a traditional Japanese sport rather unknown, including in Japan. It is a mounted archery technique used since the end of the XII Century during the Kamakura area. With the use of […]

  • Yukata Day at SNG

    On July 21st, SNG organized its very first Yukata Day. An unforgettable and eventful day which ended two weeks of related activities. Regular students, as well as staff members and summer course students, were able to enjoy it together. Yukata sales Yukata literally means “bath clothe”. It is a light kimono that Japaneses like to […]

  • Mikoshi Parade in Takadanobaba’s streets

    On September 3rd, a group of students from SNG took part in the traditional Mikoshi parade in Takadanobaba. What’s a Mikoshi ? Mikoshi (神輿) literally means “Divin Palanquin”. It is often seen as a building standing on wooden pillars. During Shinto processions, people carry the palanquin around the area in the belief that the Kami […]

  • Suikawari, a japanese summer game

    With daily temperatures reaching 30 degrees or more, summer has made its way to Tokyo. This is the perfect moment for SNG Summer course students and AFS program participants to discover the famous and refreshing Japanese game known as SuikaWari (スイカ割り) – Lit. Watermelon splitting. What’s Suikawari ? As its name suggests, the goal of […]

  • Project of advanced 3 class

    This time, the project theme of advanced 3 class was “This is the city we study in”. The concept is to find out interesting places in Takadanobaba and introduce them to family and friends in their home country. Students divided into small groups and did a research on Takadanobaba. They also went out into the […]

  • Golden Week at SNG

    During Golden Week, from 1st to 5th May, our school of japanese in Tokyo (SNG) held special classes. The first 3 days started with fun kanji learning by our principal, followed by a conversation class and a Japanese culture lesson on the last day, where students practiced calligraphy while making their original fans and eating […]