Hello from San Francisco, CA! This is our online community space to communicate with our tomodachi in Japan! We love to share what's happening at our school and in San Francisco!
We love to hear from you, too! Post your comments or send us your videos / articles or even requests (please write in Japanese & English)! We love to know what's happening with your school & your town! For more information, contact us via the form (scan the QR code) or morikawa-sensei at firstname.lastname@example.org. Arigato-gozaimasu!
April 2021 - Konnichiwa, Fuji High school no minasan!
We are so happy to hear from our tomodachi school, Fuji High School, located in Tokyo, Japan. We look forward to exchanging ideas and collaborating projects with you! Here is a message from Fuji High School. Arigato!
Fuji High School is a public high school located in the middle of Tokyo. Our school is different from other public schools as it has not only high school students but also junior high school students in the same building. We have about 400 students in Jr. high, and 500 in Sr. high. Most of our students belong to some club activities. The famous ones are Kendo, Track & Field, and Tea Ceremony. We have 3 big school events: Sports Day, Cultural Festival and Corus Festival. Almost all the students go up to 4-year undergraduate schools. Please visit us!
Here are FIVE questions we asked to Fuji HS students. Arigato for your responses!
March 2021 - Favorite Foods / Sweets / Drinks
Yes, We love to eat! Let's share our favorites from Japan & San Francisco! Please let us know your favorite dish (食べ物), sweet/snack (お菓子) and/or drink (飲み物). Tell us the flavor of your "sukina tabemono!" Click HERE for the Padlet site.
February 2021 - How are we spending our time during the covid-19 pandemic?
Due to Covid-19, schools in our school district (SFUSD) have been closed since March 2020, and we are taking all classes remotely (zoom & classroom). Here are how students spend their time during the pandemic period. Want to read more about "Pandemic" in San Francisco? Click HERE.
Bye! ( さよなら) from San Francisco
Jan - Feb 2021 - Cherry Blossom Trees vandilized in San Francisco's Japantown
Cherry Trees start to bloom in early February in San Francisco. Early, isn't it? "Someiyoshino (ソメイヨシノ)" is well-known "sakura" in Japan but San Francisco has a different kind of sakura (Sorry! We couldn't find the name!). Every year, we enjoy those sakura around the city. We took these photos on Feb 12 this year.
Unfortunately, a few sakura tress were totally vandalized in San Francisco's Japantown in early January. Those trees were planted to commemorate the visit of the emperor and empress of Japan to San Francisco in 1994. Read the article below or Click here for the local news about the vandalized cherry trees.