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February 28, 2018 : Field trip to Kanji Museum with Japanese students

As a part of Japanese class, students took field trips with Japanese students.
Field trips included Hourinji temple, Kanji Museum, Paper making, and bowling.

Below is a report by Nicholas Lombardo (KCJS30 Spring, Columbia College).

The Kanji museum is very informative, and pretty fun, too! It was nice to have a chance not only to learn about the history of Kanji and writing in Japan, but also to explore all the ways Kanji are used (or were used!) in language and society to represent meaning. I especially loved getting to read “letters” sent by various people to themselves or loved ones about a particular Kanji they think is significant. It was also fun to test how much we have picked up about the patterns and nuances of kanji, by seeing if we know obscure pronunciations or the original kanji for words that are now written without them. If you’re interested in Kanji, I think there is enough in that museum to spend a whole day reading and exploring.

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