English language school in the heart of the Japanese Alps, and English language learners sharing their experiences online. Teachers post regular items about teaching, learning tools, events in the school, their day to day experiences living & working in a foreign country. Students post on whatever takes their fancy - book reports, festivals in home towns, postcards from business trips etc. A little Brit of England in the guts of Japan!
The Prefectural Children's Hospital wanted to reveal their new mascot at the festival, and to have it named by a popular vote. Of course, the mascot community found out and came to crash the party! In all, 20 oversized characters turned up to parade themselves and to wander the corridors looking for hands to shake. Very popular and colourful participants!