ASUKA GAKUIN LANGUAGE INSTITUTE
November might not have much of appeal. October has Halloween and December has Christmas and year-end parties. There are, however, beautiful autumn leaves, ‘Shichi-Go-San’ and ‘Pocky Day’ in November.
‘Shichi-Go-San, 753’ is the day when we celebrate three-year-old and seven -year-old girls and five-year-old boys. It is originally the 15th of November when people visit shrines for ‘Shichi-Go-San’. Since it is quite congested in the shrines around the 15th, many families visit before or after the busy period these days.
A Japanese confectionary manufacturer, Ezaki Glico has been selling chocolate covered stick biscuits, ‘Pocky’, since 1966. Its figure resembles to the number ‘1’, November 11th, 11/11, is called’ Pocky Day’.
On the 3rd Thursday of November, Beaujolais nouveau is released in France. Japanese fans also long for its same day release in Japan.
Sunday, November 11th Examination of Japanese University Admission for International Students
Wednesday, November 28th Term Examination at Asuka gakuin
Thursday, November 29th through Friday, November 30th After-exam Break
Sunday, December 2nd Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Asuka gakuin roots for its students who do their bests.
It is getting nice and cool in October. Colors of leaves start to change in some places.
People spend their time in many ways. Some think eating seasonal harvest is the best, some enjoy reading books. It is also the best season for sports and art. How are you planning to spend your fall?
We have old Japanese names for 12 months. October’s old name is ‘Kan-na-dsuki’. ‘Kan’ is gods and ‘na’ is no. All gods gather in Izumo in the tenth month and all the other regions are without gods, no god, Kan-na. On the other hand, Izumo region is full of gods in this month and the month’s name is ‘Kami-ari-dsuki’, god-existing month.
|September 29th through October 8th||Fall break|
|Tuesday, October 9th||School starts for October students|
|Friday, October 26th||Field trip
2nd grade Hakone tour
1st grade Hakkeijima Sea Paradise
※October students of 2018 go in March,2019.
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