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Kagami-biraki (The cutting of New Year’s rice cakes)

2018.01.11 BLOG 西日本国際教育学園 国際貢献

The winter break had finished and our students began to come to their classes. We held Kagami-biraki(The cutting of New Year’s rice cakes) on January 11th.

The principal and some staffs cooked zenzai for total 900 people including our students, staffs, and guests.

We taught the students about the reason of kagami-biraki and how to hold chopsticks and bowl in advance. Students ate zenzai hoping there will be no illness and accident in this year.

Some students looked confused with the first time taste of Japanese zenzai. Others looked struggling not to be able to hold chopsticks correctly. It was the 2nd time New Year for 2nd year students and the 1st time for 1st students. We hope they keep learning not only Japanese language but also Japanese events, culture, and customs.

Educational affairs section,

Kawabe (Miss.)