On November 26 and 28th, the middle and high school students took a field trip to Ueno as part of their Japanese Culture education. The first stop was the National Museum of Nature and Science where they enjoyed a plethora of displays including the natural, human and technological history of Japan.
“I liked the early Japanese people displays,” said 10th grader Bryan Chan.
Next, it was a short bus ride to the Tabata glass workshop where students received some instruction from a glass artist and proceeded to make their own chopstick rests (hashioki). The hashioki will be treated in a kiln and sent to TIPS two weeks later.