On Nov. 30, Smith’s School of English Tsukaguch and Okamoto took a group of 19 students, friends and family to Kyoto to take in the beauty of the changing leaves. For those who have not seen the colorful display of leaves of the Japanese maple (MOMIJI), it is well worth your time to take a trip to Kyoto or another place to see this near the end of November. Similar to the beauty of the wonder cherry blossoms in the springtime, the changing of the leaves of trees in Japan is quite breathtaking. As Derek explained in another post, we enjoyed some Japanese food in the GION district and then broke up to do more individual things such as shopping and eating. There were a lot of people out there on that day but it was worth the trouble for all to get out there and see the beauty of nature.
As always, the Smith’s School of English provides more than just simple English lessons. Such special events are held from time to time to allow students and teachers to interact outside the classroom and to enjoy the best of the natural and man-made worlds together. This is especially important time and shows the committment that of the Smith’s franchise to go far beyond what the other English schools are doing in Japan. The teacher-owners of Smith’s schools really care about their students. スミス英会話は他の英会話と違いますね。先生達は生徒さんの為、いろんな楽しいイベントを開催してます。スミスでないと時間もお金ももったいないですね！今入会しょう。
Japan is truly beautiful!
Great event! Looks like you had a fine day and lots of happy students. I wish I could have been there, but alas it ’twas not to be (we were in Mie-prefecture that day- post soon). We had a small [early] Maple leaf viewing hike with SSE Ohtsu students up Mt. Hiei a few weeks ago (post soon).
Edward, SSE Ohtsu
Note: For more on Mt. Hiei (world heritage site Enryakuji), see Martin’s post “Driving in Kyoto 京都 - Ohara 大原 and Mt. Hieizan 比叡山” in the SSE Kotoen Corner.
Al Bartle says
Thanks for the comment. I am looking forward to your post. And I will take a look at Martin’s posts too. Enjoy, your holidays!
Al, SSE Okamoto