• Day18

    Team Oren's Community Day

    August 1, 2015 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    After a long wait on a lovely air conditioned bus, we finally set off for our community themed day. The day began with a greeting from the mayor of Yamaguchi and some local Taiko drummers. The Mayor's warm and welcoming words started the day off wonderfully. Following this we visited a park of shrines, where the opportunity to take beautiful photos arose, including a photo near a five story pagonda. After a small stop for lunch we arrived at a Yamaguchi high school where a series of activities were awaiting our participation. After some greeting speeches including a riviting speech by our very own Gwyn, all members of Oren patrol showed mind-blowing skills in all activities on offer. The activities available to us all included kendo, tea ceremonies, origarmi, Japanese archery, koto (harp like instruments that lay on the floor) playing and calligraphy. All were throughly enjoyed by members of Oren patrol and the pupils of the high school thoroughly enjoyed our visit (and poking Martin's stomach!)Read more

    Susan Evans

    Ooh.. Japanese longbows?

    Justine Swainson

    Should I be afraid of Georgia's kendo skills??

    Charlotte Edwards

    Well done Gwyn