Day of activity: August 6th 2014
This day half of the participants went to Keisen University. It is a women’s only university, and it’s also a Christian (protestant) university. First we went to see a field next to the university where the students were growing different types of crop. We then went to the school church, where we got an explanation about the university. Among other things, the university focused on Christianity, peace and agriculture. It was explained that every student got a small part of the field we had seen as a freshman of the university, and they were responsible for the crop in that area. This was a very new to me, and I found it to be very interesting. Afterwards, we went to make dango with the students. Dango is a strange, squishy, Japanese sweet made from rice flour. As there were also Korean and Chinese exchange students at the university, we also ate a lot of Korean and Chinese sweets that were brought to us. There were all kinds of varieties that I had never seen before, but most of it was really good. We had a fun time with the students, speaking in a mix of Japanese and English. In the end it was a great day and I think most of us made some new friends!
Joakim Gåsøy (Norway)