HAJET Funded Events

Higashikagura Halloween 2019

The 6th Annual Higashikagura Halloween Party was held on 26 October, 2019, aimed at elementary school-aged children. We had a total of 175 participants and 37 volunteers spreading across 13 activity booths, including various games, face painting, crafts, and the haunted house. Thanks to HAJET event funding, we were able to purchase Halloween decorations to […]

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Samani Easter 2019

My fellow JETs and I put on this event to share our culture with the children in our town and surrounding towns. Since doing this event last year, we have seen that there are more and more ‘Easter’-like things in stores: Easter eggs, chocolates, baskets, etc. Despite this, we felt like an event was still a […]

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Samani American Cooking Class

The fellow JETs in my town and I enjoy eating a variety of foods, not just typical ‘American’ food. During our previous cooking classes, we promoted food that we generally thought was considered ‘American,’ but after discussing what we wanted to cook for our final class of the financial year, we wanted to broaden the […]

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Higashikagura Halloween Party 2018

5th Annual Higashikagura Halloween Party was held on 27 October, 2018, aimed at elementary school-aged children. We had a total of 195 participants and 43 volunteers spreading across 11 activity booths, including various games, face painting, and crafts, as well as a brand-new haunted house. Thanks to HAJET event funding, we were able to purchase […]

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Canadian Cooking Class – Hanna Callen-Wicks

The purpose of this event was to give students an opportunity to make a food from another culture which is not often heard of or eaten in Japan. This was also an opportunity for me, as a Canadian, to share with my students part of my culture; especially something as iconic as poutine. During a […]

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Higashikagura Halloween Party 2017

Higashikagura Halloween Party was held on 28 October, 2017, aimed at elementary school-aged children. We had a total of 146 participants and 34 volunteers spreading across 11 activity booths, including various games, face painting, and crafts. Thanks to HAJET event funding, we were able to purchase Halloween decorations to create a scary corridor. The event […]

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Uryu Happy Easter Event hosted by MariTi Lovell!

The Uryu Happy Easter Event is something that was started nearly 3 ALTs ago, possibly more. For the Event, students ranging from preschool to Elementary school were invited to the town BOE to create Easter baskets and learn the rules of Easter Egg Hunt. After being helped by ALT volunteers the students were shuffled onto […]

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Japanese Traditional Children’s Play Event in Higashikagura hosted by Jean Szu-Chuan Lien!

Higashikagura hosted a “Japanese Cultural Experience Program” as part of the international exchange with Jingxing Junior High School from Taipei, Taiwan. Volunteers from local groups, HOC and Ayame Senior Community College, came to help and teach participants about Japanese children’s play. The participants rotated through booths of menko, wanage (ring-toss), taketonbo (bamboo-copter), kendama, mangekyo (kaleidoscope), as well as getting dressed […]

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Takinoue Easter Event 2017 hosted by Jordan Frazier!

When the kids showed up to the Easter event, they were really shy, and some are a bit worried about hanging around new foreigners! This year there were about 20 kids, with a mix of preschool and elementary students. We started off with introductions- all the ALTs introduced themselves, where they’re from, and where they […]

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Higashikagura Halloween Party 2016

Higashikagura Halloween Party was held on 29 October, 2016, aimed at elementary school-aged children. We had a total of 135 participants and 26 volunteers spreading across 11 activity booths, including various games, face painting, and a large selection of crafts. Thanks for HAJET event funding, we were able to purchase Halloween decorations for the event […]

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