Undokai (week 16)

A tradition in school here is to hold a Undokai, (undo, comes from the verb, to exercises). It is one day in the weekend that the  school competed in sport games;Running, dancing, ……  It was really nice to see. But the weather was a real killer. 32 degree, and the children needed to sit outside in the sun with this weather.

Fukuoka Zoo (week 14)

On or second attempt to get to the zoo we succeeded. I was nice to see. But every zoo is almost the same.

Bus trip to Takachiko, Miyazaki

The last holiday of golden week was monday, may six. After three hours we arrived in Iso-farmland. This was the biggest dissapointmend I had so far. It was a farm/shopping mall were you needed to pay for everything. I only ttook two pictures.

After that we went to Kirishima national park. It is a beautiful place with a lot of waterfalls. But because we came so late there were so many people that you would almost think you are in a big city. We were only alowed to be there for 40 min, such a shame.

After that we went quick to Miyazaki. This shrine dedicated to the shintoism. hides a cave were the sun goddess hide for a while to be save from here cruel brother.

No pictures were allow of the cave. but is was a really nice place to visit.

MoMoland

On sunday we wanted to go to the zoo. but we did not know that just on that day the zoo was free. There were so many people that we decided to go somewere else.

We went to MoMoland. This is a big farm that is build on a mountian hill just outside Fukuoka. It was really nice weather and the vieuw was just perfect.

Hakata Dontaku Festival

A other big event in Golden week is Dontaku. The name Dontaku comes from the dutch word ‘Zondag’ and means ‘sunday’ or ‘holiday’. It just basicly means that people dress themself up in strange cloths and the parade true the streets of Hakata. This festival is more then 800 years old. Every year more then 2 million people come to Hakata to see this big parade, that takes up more then 5 hours in total.  at the end I had more then 2000 pic. I deleted a lot of them but I still have a bunch.

Enjoy!