The Journey Begins
 
The 24 students and their adult chaperones will be leaving for Misato, Japan on Monday April 13. Check this page for updates about their trip.

Update: April 14, 7:00am

The group has arrived at the airport. The students needed to exchange some money, and then they would head off to the hotel. The schedule is that they will spend the night at a hotel near the airport, and then travel up here to Miyagi by bus tomorrow morning.
Tomorrow they will spend the day touring around the historical sights there. They will spend the night at the nicest hotel in one of the more famous places in Japan, and on Thursday they will finally arrive in Misato.
Rest easy knowing that everyone got to Japan safely, and were in good spirits. (From Dan Jasperson's Blog)

Update April 14 9:00 am from Jeff Seeley

It is 10:15 pm. We are in Matsushima, Japan. We went on a
boat tour of Matsushima Bay. Then checking into a fantastic hotel -
Japanese style. The rooms do not have any beds or normal tables &
chairs. The floors are rice mats. Styling is traditional Japanese.
Great hotel. The ladies dressed in yukata (summer version of kimono).
Then we ate a formal, 12 course Japanese meal. Next - we hit the hot
springs.

Update April 18 from a student email.

“I am having fun here the food is interesting, the parents are really great, and the dog is really cute. The school was fun and different”

Update April 20 from Jeff Seeley

"We are in Tokoyo now. It is 11:00 at night. Everything was fantastic. I will send pictures in the morning if possible. "
 

Boat Ride

Boat Ride


Boat Ride

Boat Ride


Boat Ride

Boat Ride


Boat Ride

Boat Ride


Boat Ride

Boat Ride


Misato Dinner

Misato Dinner


Misato Dinner

Misato Dinner


Misato Dinner

Misato Dinner


Misato Dinner

Misato Dinner


Misato Dinner

Misato Dinner


Luncheon

Luncheon


Luncheon

Luncheon


Misato Calligraphy

Misato Calligraphy


Winona Students Dancing in Misato

Winona Students Dancing in Misato


Japanese Castle

Japanese Castle


Japanese Castle 2

Japanese Castle 2


Matsuchima Hotel

Matsuchima Hotel


Matsuchima Hotel 2

Matsuchima Hotel 2


Matsuchima Hotel 3

Matsuchima Hotel 3


Matsuchima Hotel 4

Matsuchima Hotel 4


Tea Ceremony

Tea Ceremony


Train Station

Train Station


Yukata

Yukata


Yukata 2

Yukata 2


Yukata 3

Yukata 3


Yukata 4

Yukata 4