Tag: Japan

  • Zazen Meditation at Kencho-ji Temple

    “Do not make this practice a source of pressure, compulsion, anxiety or pride. It is none of these. Zazen is simply a way to find your true home.”  -Brenda Shoshanna […]

  • From Caterpillar to Kimono

    Students enrolled in the Introduction to Anthropology course visited the Nishijin textile facility in Kyoto Japan for lesson in Kimono culture. Kimono, which translates to “clothing” has strong cultural roots […]

  • The Changing Face of Japan’s Economy

    On their first day in Yokohama, Japan, students in Professor Ranade’s International Trade course visited the Nissan factory and museum. These students learned about the auto industry in Japan as […]

  • Finding Peace on Top of a Mountain

    High atop Mt. Koya in the Wakayama Prefecture, worlds away from the neon and hustle of Tokyo, a group of students, staff and faculty didn’t merely learn about Shingon Buddhism, […]

  • The Spring 2012 Voyage Says Goodbye

    This semester’s 570 students disembarked this week in San Diego, heading out towards their futures with an international and interconnected outlook on life. The 108th voyage of Semester at Sea has officially come to an end after 105 days, 12 countries, and 25,000 nautical miles around the world.

  • Work of the World

    Travel isn’t sight-seeing. Travel is experiencing. The Spring 2012 itinerary brought students to dozens of cities on 4 different continents in order to see firsthand how life takes place around […]

  • Student Photos – Japan

    Konnichiwa from Japan, the final foreign country on the Spring 2012 itinerary. Students set out to soak in as much of Japan as possible, taking the transportation of tomorrow to […]

  • Meditation Appreciation

    Students in World Prayer class visited Kamakura, a former seat of power in the Shogun Era, to spend an afternoon understanding the essentials of Zen meditation at the 676-year-old Chōju-ji […]

  • Student Story: Tsukiji Fish Market

    Tokyo’s Tsukiji neighborhood is home to the world’s largest fish market, which pushes upwards of $5.5 billion worth of seafood each year. Jeremy Zelikovic (Chapman University), Mary Whit Danielson (University […]

  • Wabi-Sabi Tea Time

    The British break for tea time, Indians commune over chai, but Japan takes the simple process of drinking tea to an art form. While in Japan, students in Anthropology of […]

  • Top-Ten Tuesdays: Back to Basics

    As the MV Explorer sets sail from Yokohama to begin our long Pacific crossing, the Semester at Sea community has time to reflect back on the hectic and wonderful schedule […]

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