Dragon Lake – Class Trip

The students just got back from an epic trip to the North Dragon Lake (北竜湖).

Bunka owns a massive hotel on a heart-shaped lake deeeeeep in the mountains of Nagano Prefecture. Every year, the first-year students at Bunka travel to the lodge to relax. They spend their days lounging, fishing in the lake, biking and just being out of Tokyo for a few days. It really is a beautiful place!

That is, the students of Bunka Fashion College do. Masters students spend their days presenting their research topics to one another.

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But there is still time for some natural discovery

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The students were taken to a local 和紙 master. A rice-paper making mountain wizard. They made heart-shaped paper with embedded flower petals!

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Then they went to an onsen town and caught a local woman cooking her food in the belly of The Earth. just…in a bag…

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Everyone wanted to stay in the mountains longer, so we found them a lodging in an ooooooold house. The house belonged to famous singer, composer, rocket scientist and baton twirler, Itokawa Hideo. Yep. It is now run by his five loyal female friends, who will cook you dinner and hang out with you telling you stories. Also, they are adorable!

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They also showed the gang how to do a tea ceremony!

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