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Mon. Feb. 27. 2023Kanji Museum Visit with local host families

Kanji Museum Visit with local host families
Connie Situ (KCJS34 Spring, Boston University) shared her report on visiting the Kanji Museum:
”On Thursday, we were given a chance to visit the Kanji Museum in Gion with local host families. About four KCJS students and three host families were at the event. It was such a great experience walking through the history and different usages of kanji while conversing in Japanese with the families. What was especially memorable was making our kanji names using stamps that corresponded with our names in katakana or hiragana and it was so cool to see what our names looked like. There was also a radical kanji game where up to 4 people could play at a time and it was pretty difficult to match up correct kanji characters. I was able to converse in Japanese with Yamada-san, one of the host family participants and she was so kind and even invited me to visit her house in the future to see experience a real homestay!”
Even though homestay option is not available for the spring 2023, students are able to interact with local host families through the extracurricular activity.

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