GenkiJACS School Trip Pictures

Posted on November 24, 2011 | genkijacs

As said before, on November 23rd GenkiJACS student went to Kuju and Yufuin area, to walk on the suspended bridge and to see the little termal city.

Unfortunately, while walking on the bridge (which was kind of scary) the rain paid us a visit...

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... But in Yufuin the sun was shining!
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The school trip was really funny, even if the bridge crossing demanded lot of courage.

Oysters tip

Posted on November 20, 2011 | genkijacs

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Did you ever eat oysters cooked this way? They are absolutely delicious!

This kind of cooking is very traditional, and you can taste it in Kafuri, near Fukuoka.

To go there, you need to take the JR Chikuhi Line, makes the same stops as the Kuko line, but continues past Meinohama. Get down at Kafuri and follow the directions to the fishing port.

There is a lot of different fresh seafood you can taste. You will not be disappointed!

2011.11.11

Posted on November 10, 2011 | genkijacs

Today's date is quite interesting, isn't it?

In GenkiJACS we celebrate everything!

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GenkiJACS in Kuju and Yufuin for the Labour Thanksgiving

Posted on November 09, 2011 | genkijacs

In Japan, November 23rd 2011 is national holiday. It is the Labour thanksgiving day (勤労感謝の日 in Japanese). This holiday is similar to the 1st May holiday in Western country, since it celebrates the hard work done during the last year. Before, it was known as the cereals festivity, to celebrate the work in agriculture.
GenkiJACS will be on holiday too, so sadly (well, sadly for most people) there will be no lessons that day, but students will have the chance to visit the Kuju and Yufuin area, which is very famous for its hot springs. Moreover, the students will also take a walk on the Kuju Yume suspension bridge, which is the biggest within Japan. In the area it is possible to admire the famous red leaves of autumn too, and take a walk in the Yufuin city, full of traditional tea houses and restaurants. If you walk on the main route until the end, you will arrive at the Lake Kinriko, named after “the shining scales of the fish in the setting sun”.
There might be no funny lessons, that day, but everyone is going to have a lot of fun for sure!

DIR EN GREY in Fukuoka

Posted on November 06, 2011 | genkijacs

Dir en grey are among the most popular Japanese bands abroad. Almost each year, they perform in small live houses all around the world, from Europe to North America.
This band was born in 1998 in Osaka. Since then, they gained huge popularity in Japan and abroad. In particular, they played at several metal festivals in Europe, as for example the Wacken Open Air or Rock am Ring.
It is difficult to describe their music with a specific genre. Each album has its own sound, which makes Dir en grey an eclectic and unique mix of styles and genres.
On November 5th, they performed at Zepp Fukuoka, where more than 1500 people were waiting for their show. For foreign people, seeing a concert in Japan might be an interesting experience: if you take a closer look at your ticket (you can buy it through many convenience stores as Lawson or Family Market) you will find a number on it. Once you arrive at the venue, you will be "classed" by a staff member in a category, following the tickets numbers. This is the entrance order, which means no infinite lines and no disorder at all. People simply wait for their turn to enter the venue and choose their place. You can't request a number while buying your ticket, though. The quickest will have better number and consequently better places.
Dir en grey offered a powerful performance, with lot of metal songs which made the crowd dance and scream in enthusiasm.