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Dreamstarter Teacher’s class trip to Japan fosters cross-cultural exchange for Native youth

7/30/18 in Santa Fe, NM under Dreamstarter Teacher




Santa Fe, NM

Our group of 7 students and 4 staff members arrived after a 10 hour flight from Los Angeles. We are tired but excited to begin our adventure!

We visited three high schools in Japan. Meiwa High School in Nagoya welcomed us with a tea ceremony. Our students really enjoyed the experience.

Our visit to Tokyo University Secondary School included introduction to Japanese calligraphy. Leanna and Camilla dressed in traditional clothing to share a little bit of Native culture with the students.

Tyrell gets a hands-on instruction by students at Tokyo University Secondary School on how to fold an origami crane.

One of the first stops in Japan was to Narita-san, a Buddhist temple in Narita, Japan. The stop at the temple helped to ground our students to Japanese values and culture – as well as to pray for a good trip in Japan.

Photos and captions courtesy of William Pacheco, Santa Fe Indian School.

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