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Photograph Essay: CET Japan – CET Educational Applications


Written by James Pan (College of Michigan – Ann Arbor), Scholar Correspondent for CET Japan, Summer time 2023

A group of CET Japan students and their roommates posing by a sculpture of a boy playing the drums in pajamas in Dotonbori

A uncommon photograph with all 8 of my housemates alongside くいだおれ太郎 (Cuidaore Taro) in Dotonbori. We had been in search of a boy enjoying the drums in pajamas as a part of a problem for the “Osaka Explorers” occasion hosted by CET.  

A タコパ (quick for Takoyaki Celebration) with my housemates. We had been fortunate to have a roommate who was actually good at making them educate us the methods. It took some observe, however everybody finally obtained the trick of constructing them! Topping them off with takoyaki sauce, aonori, mayo, and bonito flakes makes the proper combo. They had been by far the perfect takoyaki I’ve ever had. 

For these concerned with CET housing, that is Vivian: my present house in Osaka, and a cornerstone of social life in this system. CET housing in Japan is usually round Aikawa or Shojaku, they usually are available two types: sharehouses (like Vivian) or residences. Most housing seems to be comparable at round 2~4 tales tall.  A photograph of my room at its absolute best (proper picture). Since Vivian is a sharehouse, the room will probably be barely smaller with out its personal kitchen or toilet. In return, we have now a tremendous frequent house! 

Rushing water at Minoh Falls in Minoh Park

Minoh Falls in Minoh Park. It’s solely about an hour away from OGU (Osaka Gakuin College) by public transport, and the hike is surprisingly straightforward (until you’re like me and introduced his total college backpack with him, pc and digicam included).  

Ramen with thinly sliced meat, eggs, and vegetables from a popular store in Umeda

Ramen from ラーメン大戦争, which they immediately translate into “The Ramen Struggle”. It’s a very talked-about retailer in Umeda, so anticipate to have to attend in line! Fortunately, the ramen was as scrumptious because it was spectacular.  

People walking up a street between buildings near Hokanji Temple in Japan

Hokanji Temple (法観寺), which was on the way in which to the world famend “Kiyomizudera”. The close by streets of Nineizaka and Sanneizaka are additionally extraordinarily picturesque.  

A view of people playing games through a window such as Igo and Syougi in Japan

A store that makes a speciality of the video games of 囲碁 (Igo) and 将棋 (Syougi). Retailers specializing in sure video games (significantly board and card video games) and permitting gamers to play towards each other are quite common right here in Japan.  

People walking in a street between stores and shops in Janjan-Yokocho near Shinsekai

A shot of Janjan-Yokocho close to Shinsekai, and my favourite “avenue” photograph from this primary week. The world primarily options numerous meals, significantly well-known native dishes like kushikatsu


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