Hello, everyone. It’s our fifth blog about IYCPF. In this blog, we will introduce sightseeing in Miyajima, homestay, bon dancing experience at Senda Elementary School and okonomiyaki.
○ Sightseeing in Miyajima.
We went to Itsukushima Shrine.
We made momiji manju and a rice scoop.
To experience the atmosphere of a Japanese home, foreign members stayed at a Japanese home for one night.
○ Bon Dancing
We joined Bon Dancing Festival which was held at Senda Elementary School. Every one danced to the song “Let’s Go Hiroshima Carp.” This dance is associated with the moves of baseball and everyone enjoyed it through this dance. Non- Japanese members and local people could understand each other though they speak different languages. After we went back to the hotel, all of us were singing the song softly to ourselves.
Okonomiyaki is a traditional food of Hiroshima. We ate Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki at an okonomiyaki restaurant in the city. Muslims can’t eat pork because of religious rules, so, we felt culture differences from this experience. It was really tasty, though.
○ Group Dinner
During the conference, we were divided into seven groups and went out for dinner almost every night.
In the next blog, we will introduce a discussion as a summary of Peace Studies.
Please look forward to our blog being updated.