UONUMA Tour for IUJ Graduate '03
---Bull Fighting, Nishikigoi and Handweaving---
|Twelve IUJ graduates and eight UMEX members have joined UONUMA tour on
22nd of June, 2003. Fortunately it was a perfect and beautiful weather
even in the rainy season.
First, we visited bullring in gYAMAKOSHIh village. Although we could only saw inexperienced bullfight match at first, it gradually became more exciting than the first half of it just like SUMO (Japanese wrestling).
The international students expected violent and bloody match such as the
one in Spain, however Japanese-style bullfighting never let bulls go on
the match until they gets hurt because we believe them as a member of family.
We can glance into Japanese mentality here, canft we?
Then we visited gOJIYAh city where is famous
for a Nishikigoi (Living Jewels).
In the Nishikigoi Center, the person in charge explained the species and
the markings. To our astonishment, there were 1 meter-long one or JINMENGYO
(a human face looking carp) of the three hundred.
We even saw a beautiful carp owned by Ms Yoshiko Mita (Japanese actress).
Finally, we tried handweaving coaster in the craft center at OJIYA city.
We firmly believe that IUJ graduates have made wonderful memories through
More exciting tour to come soon! Come and join us!!!
See you then!