“Winter Hike” – Winter Illuminations at Kibune Shrine

On February 2nd (Saturday), the MSA Kansai team organized the winter event "Illuminations at Kibune Shrine". People from different countries like USA, Germany, Lithuania, Mali, and Myanmar, participated in the event. The original plan was to enjoy the snowfall but the weather was unpredictably warm and sunny. The next part of the event was a … Continue reading “Winter Hike” – Winter Illuminations at Kibune Shrine

Kansai Bonenkai Karaoke Meet 2018

On Friday, December 14th, the MSA Kansai team organized the Bonenkai event named "Osaka: International Karaoke End of the Year Party" at Cassie's bar in Namba, Osaka. 19 people joined the event including 11 current or alumni MEXT scholars. Participants were from many different countries including Bulgaria, Croatia, Egypt, India, Iran, Japan, Libya, Peru, USA and … Continue reading Kansai Bonenkai Karaoke Meet 2018

Bricolage Tea Ceremony with Toru Ota Sensei

Serving a simple bowl of tea to the guests with utmost respect has a history of more than 400 years in Japan. In its elegance and fine taste, Cha-no-yu (tea ceremony) integrates almost every aspect of traditional Japanese culture; such as architecture, gardening, clothes, painting, calligraphy, flower arrangement, pottery, lacquerware, cuisine and so on. Therefore, … Continue reading Bricolage Tea Ceremony with Toru Ota Sensei

MSA Welcome Meet Ups Autumn 2018

From October until November MSA held welcome meet ups in Hokkaido, Kanto, Kansai and Kyushu. We hope that everyone enjoyed the meet ups and made new friends and would like to thank everyone who participated and contributed in making every single one a success! To give you an impression of the events, here are some pictures … Continue reading MSA Welcome Meet Ups Autumn 2018

Kobe Port Fireworks Festival 2018

On 4th August 2018, 12 MSA members from the Kobe, Kyoto and Osaka region (students from Kobe, Kyoto, and Osaka University) witnessed the annual Kobe Port Fireworks Festival, which began at 7pm. The Kobe co-oroganizers arrived at around 2pm to secure a nice and comfortable spot to enable smooth team bonding and perfect sky viewing. The atmosphere … Continue reading Kobe Port Fireworks Festival 2018