One other big perk of going to Japan in the spring semester is the sakura! They started blooming around last week in Nagoya, which coincided with the start of the new school year for Japanese students. Club tables lined the main road through the college as the upperclass students handed out flyers and recruited freshmen.
I tried to make the most of the short time that sakura was around, and went to parks and sakura-viewing spots in Nagoya to appreciate the beauty:
People were walking around, talking, playing with their dogs or children, and having lunch. I really enjoyed the atmosphere!
We also had a lesson outside for our Tea Ceremony class in order to enjoy the sakura.
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<div><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">Anh hailed from Hanoi, Vietnam and is currently a sophomore at Haverford College, Pennsylvania. She plans to major in Computer Science, but decided to take a non-CompSci semester abroad before coming back to it in her junior year (after all, when else will she get the chance?). In her free time she enjoys reading, exploring new places and new types of food, people-watching, as well as reading food blogs, planning to make every single dish that catches her eye, and then completely forgetting about them. She is as excited to blog about her journey as she is about her Spring semester in Nagoya!</span></div>