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This years Gakuensai was held on Februrary 24th. In groups we were instructed to mimic and create authentic activities that are typically seen in Gakuensais in Japanese universities. To us this Gakuensai helped us deepen our interest with Japanese culture. In order to ensure we represented Gakuensai accurately, we interviewed native Japanese students to learn about the Gakuensai in their home universities. We asked questions about traditions, what kind of stalls are run by the students and what events there are at their Gakuensai.




Before holding the gakuensai we interviewed Japanese exchange students about their experiences in going to a gakuensai in Japan, we got a lot of interesting information. In Japanese universities they have gakuensai usually around October or November, but it depends on each university. They would have many stalls ranging from food to entertainment. There would also be events and acts performed by students and sometimes celebrities. In terms of food, there would be lots of traditional Japanese food such as takoyaki, yakitori, okonomiyaki, etc. For sweet things there would be churros, pancakes and choco banana! In game stalls, they would have activities like goldfish scooping and raffle games.



 This year’s school festival was very lively and everyone seemed to have enjoyed themselves. There were many different stalls at the school festival, such as food and drink stalls, and stalls where you could play games and win prizes. Our group had a food stall, selling dumplings and other Japanese-style food, cakes and other sweet things. Our group also ran a geography guessing game. In this game, if you correctly guess the name and location of a prefecture, you got some cheesecake. We are all looking forward to the school festival next year when we are in Japan.


全体的に今年の学園祭は楽しくて、面白い体験でした去年に比べてずっと忙しかったです。 最も興味深いのは、最初の数年が私たちにとって何が違うのかを知ることでした。食べ物とゲームの屋台の多くは似ていました。学園祭についての社会的な意見を得る絶好の機会だった。実際の学園祭と比べてどうなのか興味深いです。

Overall, this year’s gakuensai was a fun and interesting experience. It was much busier in comparison with last year. The most interesting part was being able to see what the first years did differently to us. Many of the food and game stalls were similar. It was a great opportunity to socialise and get public opinions of the gakuensai. It would be interesting to see how it compares to an actual school festival.


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