The international staff took us to visit the school, and she gave us an experience to dress up the traditional clothe, yukata. I have to say that it was an excellent Yukata workshop, I really like it, maybe I could buy one to my little sister as a birthday present since her birthday is coming and she is so interested in Japanese culture. After that we took a photo together, you can see all of us got big smiles on our red faces.
The first professor's research direction was on the protection of ancient buildings. The second professor discussed the energy conservation with us, The method she put forward to attract people going from indoors to the outdoors was very interesting. Among the three labs we visited, the last laboratory was the most impressive one for me. His research was about public space and place making which meant that they focus on people's feeling, people's movement, and people’s will. His people-oriented idea about street and architecture was inspiring, which could trigger my profound thinking about my own major and research. He was good at delivering his idea and thought in an attractive way, and he also tended to help us to create our own idea and thought. I think he was absolutely a great mentor.
We visited Tsukishima-Nagaya-School and met up with a professor in his traditional house. During our talk, we came to know about Japanese traditional buildings and Japanese lifestyle more. Then with the guide, we did walking tour in Tsukishima. I found that Tsukishima was a kind of special area established to protect ancient houses and preserve the initial layout of street, which provided us a good chance to glance ancient Japan. Reusing the buildings made them alive again.
This is our last visit in this trip to the campus of the university of Shibaura Institute of Technology, but at this moment and my mood have been completely different with seven days to come to the strange tension, it’s more of kind and moved. We did our final presentation to the international students. The impression of architecture of Tokyo and street was the topic of our group , mainly explained what we have seen this several days for Japanese style of architecture, and the other two groups of students, presented respectively about the cultural differences between China and Japan and campus. After the closing ceremony, we attend the party. During farewell party, I taled with SIT students, and I found that I read the same anime named Conan. What’s more, we even have the same favorite character. What a coincidence！With the conversation going on, we found that we have more common topic. It is really lucky for me to meet a friend with the same hobby in different country far away from my hometown.
I have stayed in Tokyo for 8 days, which is really fantastic. In summary, Tokyo is a city that “clean, colorful, and regular”. The air, street and everything look clean. Moreover, the building in Tokyo is not very high just less than eight floors and each building has its own features. Eight-day was not enough to learn a country or a city well, but when we were walking on streets or having dinner in restaurants, we felt actually lived like a local person. It was very interesting for me to take Tokyo subway and watch people around me and observe details in Japanese daily life, through which I could experience Japanese culture.
I am not a very talkative person, even a little shy. Thus, at the beginning, I just listened for the most time, but gradually I started to talk more and dare to speak English with strangers. I think I’ve developed myself in various aspects in these several days. It must be a good memory for me. I will leave for China and say goodbye to Tokyo. It is a nice place for living and studying. If I have opportunity, I will come to Japan again.
Thank you very much for everything!