September 14th, 2017
Bunkasai is the biggest event of the year at our school (and most schools in Japan) so there's no surprise this post will be in three parts covering the three days our school was consumed by Bunkasai madness! Thursday marked day one of the festivities, and it was entirely dedicated to setting up and prepping for the main day on Friday.
Each homeroom plans some event to do in their class...i.e a game, ride, haunted house, selling food, etc...and the entire class works together to create some type of attraction for others to enjoy. Truly a beautiful picture of teamwork, resourcefulness and creativity!
One class made a maze with giant piece of poop as their mascot...hahah ohhhh my.
The most anticipated classrooms are the ones that do haunted houses! They cover everything in black trash bags and do a pretty amazing job of pulling off a true haunted house!
The middle garden is set up for the main stage performances!
Madness all around.
NO BIG DEAL...just installing a man-powered spinning tea cup ride in their class! SO IMPRESSIVE.
3A set up a haunted house using SO MANY cardboard boxes!! Can you believe it? It's like they're living every kids dream of building a massive fort in their classroom to play around in haha.
The students spent all day moving desks around, painting. taping, cutting, and setting up for the big event on Friday. It was a full and fun day!
As things wrapped up after school, I noticed the brass band hard at work practicing. These kids never stop! Even during the busiest event of the year, they are still practicing as hard as ever. So impressive.
Alright...now on to PART II!!!!