Ronin’s Reflection

By Ronin Arnold-Lee

My experience with this Japanese class was much more than I expected. I thought it was just going to be an exploration of Japanese dialect and the characters of the language. I thought I wasn’t going to get to learn more about the culture. But I did. I got a very satisfying, hands-on, and fun experience in this class. Every class we were doing something new. We were always learning something of the culture, even looking at modern day examples of racism. We did many creative hands-on activities, and worked with other organizations, such as Onigiri Action, in which we made onigiri rice balls the old fashioned way. We made skits in separate groups that were entertaining and required us to use what we learned to the fullest extent. This “class”, to me, has been more than a class, and more of an experience. An experience that I would gladly do again, and learn more from it.