Tag: Tokyo

  • Summer Course in Japan 2020. Get 10% off

    Registration for SNG Summer Course is open and to celebrate the beginning of the 2020 season, SNG gives you an exceptional early bird discount of 10% on any application for the Summer Course submitted before March 31st, 2020. Take advantage of this offer immediately and visit the SNG Summer Course website! An unforgettable language stay […]

  • 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 […]

  • Students danced at Awa Odori in Shimokitazawa

    On August 18th, some SNG students got the opportunity to take part in one of the major summer event in Tokyo : Shimokitazawa Awaodori Festival. What’s Awa Odori ? Awa Odori literally means : “Awa dance”. The Awa Odori exists since the XVI Century and it used to be celebrated in Tokushima. It is also […]

  • 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 […]

  • Japanese festival in the Tensojinja shrine

    Japanese festival in the Tensojinja shrine On the 4th of September there was a Japanese festival in the Tensojinja shrine. It was a very hot day, but Tokyo citizens and students of our institute participated in the festival and carried palanquin omikoshi. During the festival the participants also cried out matsuri slogans. Everybody`s legs and […]