Wahoo Japan 2013 Photo Report

 On the weekend of September 7th to 8th, we hosted this year’s edition of ‘Wahoo! Japan’, an overnight homestay programme that gives foreign residents of Kagoshima prefecture the chance to experience Japanese home life in Kanoya. On the afternoon of Saturday the 7th, almost 30 participants hopped on board our tour bus and visited some famous sites in neighbouring Shibushi, such as the Wakashio shochu factory, Cape Daguri, and Daiji Temple.

 After returning to Kanoya, all our foreign participants went off to enjoy a one-night homestay with the event’s Japanese participants.

 This year we had participants from the UK, Singapore, New Zealand, China, Germany, and the USA. This made for a very fun international atmosphere that everyone enjoyed. Below are some scenes from the bus tour to Shibushi.



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Setting off from Kanoya City Hall… On the Wahoo Japan bus tour!
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Our Bus Tour MCs, David and Ms. Shimoizumi Chinese whispers
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Arriving at Wakashio Shochu factory Touring Wakashio Shochu factory
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Trying our hand at making rice malt Harder than it looks!
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Everbody say ‘Shochu!’ Lunch at Cape Daguri
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Arriving at Daiji Temple Signing our autographs at Daiji Temple
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Daiji Temple’s priest explains his lifestyle Trying out Zen meditation
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In front of Daiji Temple Smiles on the bus back to Kanoya

After the bus tour,
our local families and foreign residents began their overnight homestay
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