On April 16, students in Kumi Matsui’s Japanese 2M class went on a special field trip to learn more about Japanese culture and customs, starting with a visit to Japanese restaurant Tomisushi.
“They ordered dishes using Japanese expressions they have been practicing in class and enjoyed a tasty, authentic, Japanese lunch,” Matsui said. “The students benefited from practicing Japanese outside the classroom while learning Japanese food culture.”
Later, the students visited the Hakone Gardens in Saratoga to observe a tea ceremony, “a wonderful opportunity for the students to learn about the choreographic movement of this special Japanese ritual,” Matsui added. To finish the trip, the students toured the gardens, enjoying the beautiful scenery and feeding fish in its koi pond.