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Last Week

Even though I spent a lot of my last week in Japan working on my paper and presentation, I still had such a memorable time. After the Kyoto trip, we headed back and started working on our papers. While I … Continue reading

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Week 3 :)

The week started off at the Atsuta Matsuri festival. I tried fresh squid on a stick, perfectly seasoned noodles and chocolate covered bananas which was delicious. It would be a lie to say that I was able to fully enjoy … Continue reading

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Childs’s Play

Question: How does the development of the character’s in “child’s play” portray young lives within the quarters? I interpret “Child’s play” as a short story that shows the development of several characters from a life of innocence to the life … Continue reading

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Week 2!

With my second week in Japan completed, I’m starting to get a greater feeling of comfort towards navigating everyday situations in Nagoya. This week was jam packed with activities but I had a few particularly amazing experiences that I would … Continue reading

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Saikaku and Sharebon

The most interesting aspect of both articles for me was being able to undestand how the sex workers  were able to solely see the transactions as an economic opportunity and often focused on guidebooks or training of trickery/deception to gain … Continue reading

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Museum Artifact

The piece that I decided to focus on was a sword mounting for a katana long sword owned by Tokugawa Yasachiyo. The sword mounting dates back to the Edo period in the 19th century. I noticed the sword mounting immediately … Continue reading

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Blog Post 1

My first week in Japan has been both exhausting and exhilarating. I’ve had the opportunity to visit and engage in some amazing places, such as the Inuyama castle, Tokyo, a local temple nearby and the Nanzan University campus. While I … Continue reading

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Tale of Heike Monogatari

The central idea of the tale of the Heike is structured in loyalty and honor, both are important samurai ideals. Both the Heike and the Genji are pledged to protect the emperor in the capital city of Kyoto, and spend … Continue reading

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Yamato Takeru

When I think about Samurai, I immediately think of a large muscular Asian man with intense swords on either side of him. I also think of him wearing traditional Japanese clothing, with loose clothing that is fit for fighting almost … Continue reading

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Introduction

Hi!, my name is Anna Prising, I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin but am originally from Stockholm, Sweden. I’m a junior psychology major at Dickinson College and also study French as a minor. I am particularly interested in cross-cultural psychology which … Continue reading

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