Monday, October 20, 2008

On to Okinawa 沖縄

Greeting the Mayor of Tomigusuku City
Yesterday, my group of 15 teachers arrived on the southern island of Okinawa. Okinawa is a prefecture - what the Japanese call their states. We will visit the schools here.

Okinawa is part of Japan, but it also has its own culture. Look at the shirt the mayor is wearing above. All the city officials wear this shirt - it's a special fabric made in Okinawa. The mayor doesn't wear a suit here! We also visited a teachers' college and talked with the university students planning to become English teachers. Many of them want to become teachers because of a special teacher that they had!

We had a great time talking with these future teachers!

4 comments:

Terence said...

What's the temperture like in Okinawa? It is getting chilly here in New Jersey. Do they speak their own language in Okinawa? It looks like your having fun meeting new and interesting people.

Anonymous said...

Dear Ms.Korff I really liked your piturs I wonder if you had fun?I hope you put lot's more really intrusting stuff.

liam said...

you really meet the mayor wow thats awsome!!!!!

tony,and vince said...

the food looks good