On Saturday, August 15th and Sunday, August 16th and again on Saturday, August 30th and Sunday, August 31st, students from Japan Women’s University came to Ouse. Altogether, about 20 students visited.
The visits were short, but all the students enjoyed spending time in the splendid natural beauty of Ouse.
◆◆ Day One ◆◆
Welcome Gathering: Students and the Kaachanzu assembled and got to know each other.
Lunch: Hometown bento (Everyone made rice balls together.)
Agricultural Experience: Students tried their hand at harvesting and sowing seeds.
Cooking Workshop: Students prepared food with freshly picked vegetables.
Hot Spring Bathing: Everyone enjoyed a soak in Ouse’s natural hot springs.
◆◆ Day Two ◆◆
Group Work: Students reflected on country living and damage from nuclear power generation.
Lunch: Outdoors Nagashi-somen (noodles served in water flowing down a small flume) experience.
Farewell Party: Students were seen off with Hyottoko Odori, a regional performing art.
The Ouse Kaachanzu benefitted from the incredible energy of the university students. To the students of Japan Women’s University—thank you!
We’re looking forward to your next visit!