We’ve now (April 8) been in Kyoto for about a week and a half. Classes are underway, and the students are settling into the dorm near the Doshisha campus. I’ve been spectacularly busy these days, but I promise to try to take more pictures for this blog in the future.
Today, spring finally arrived in Kyoto, a little late. The cherry blossoms are out, and the city feels very festive. We had a opening banquet last Wednesday, featuring a number of important guests. We were welcomed by a vice-president of the University, and the director of the International Center. The main business of the dinner was for our students to meet the Doshisha Peers, the 24 Doshisha University students we have selected to be a part of our program. I was too busy at the banquet to take pictures, but I think lots of other people did and I will post them here as soon as they send them to me.