Date: February 25 (Sat) 9:30-12:00 a.m. Itinerary: Fudomae Station on the Tokyu Meguro Line →Jojuin Temple http://www.jyoujyuin.jp/keidai.htmlAnyoin Temple http://www.tendaitokyo.jp/jiinmei/6anyoin/Ryusenji Temple http://www.tesshow.jp/meguro/temple_smeguro_ryusen.htmlRinshi no Mori Park http://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/park/format/index003.htmlParticipants: 14 (6 non-native Japanese (China*3 Germany*1 Ukraine:1 UK*1), 8 JapaneseContents: Participants split into easy Japanese team, English team, and Russian language team. Each team visited famous historic sites around Meguro Fudo, exchanged information on history, traditional culture, lifestyle, etc. through plum & cherry blossom viewing and plum viewing, and at the final destination, presented what they had talked about during the trip.
Date/time: 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Sept.12 (Sat.), 2020 Place: MIFA Attendees: Ms.A (Iraq) Ms.R (India) Ms.S (China) ※3 people in total Abe (MIFA staff member) Content: An on-line discussion via Zoom was conducted. 1. Self-introduction A (from Iraq; graduate student) R (form India; housewife): Before relocating from the USA to Tokyo, in February 2020, I was a full time PhD student. Due to my husband’s work commitments, our family moved to Tokyo and I took a year’s break from college. We have lived in Tokyo earlier, from 2011-2013 and coming back in the year of the Olympics was an exciting prospect. I am well-travelled in India, Asia and North America and the […]
Time: 13:00-15:00 on Sept.14 (Sun.), 2019 Venue: MIFA Attendee A (from India; currently not working Attendee B (from India; Master student at a university) Attendee C (from USA; researcher) Attendee D (from MIFA) 3 in total (India*2 USA*1) plus a MIFA staff member Content 1．About Saturday TalkCafe（MIFA） D: Discussion in English is to take place in order to search suggestions useful to promote multicultural cohabitation. The suggestions will be presented at a panel-discussion at the 15th MIFA International Exchange Festival. 2．Culture Shock A: Kids look at us like strangers. You should not talk to strangers. But how can you change their attitude to foreigners? B: I find kids see me […]
We enjoyed cherry and plum blossoms and talk! Time 13:40-15:40 on Feb 23（Sat.）2019 Place Rinshinomori Park （5, Shimomeguro, Meguro-ku） Meet at the exit of Fudomae Station on Tokyu Tokyo Line at 13:40 Content 13:40 Meet at Fudomae Station on Tokyu Meguro Line 13:45 Visit Joujuin Temple and Enjoy Plum Blossoms 14:00 Visit Anyoin Temple and Enjoy Plum Blossoms 14:15 Visit Meguro Fudo Temple and Enjoy Plum Blossoms 14:30 Visit Rinshinomori Park and Enjoy Cherry Blossoms 15:00 Visit Fudomae Juku Center ant Talk 15:30 Finish Participants 4 (Bangladesh*2 Japan*1 New Zealand*1)
We had explanation from a shinto priest about the history of Ohashi Hikawa Shrine, enjoyed cherry blossoms along Meguro River and enjoyed a talk.
We enjoyed cherry and plum blossoms and talk!