Wednesday, November 25, 2015

# Study Abroad ♪ Check it out! Open festival of Musashino University ~ 48th Maya Festival ~





# Study Abroad ♪ Check it out!  Open festival of Musashino University ~ 48th Maya Festival ~
Let's share the precious moment!

To enrich the the cultural life of students on campus,
most universities in the world would host a variety of cultural festivals.
There is no exception in Japan too.
Let's check out the school cultural festival in Japan!

Musashino University is a comprehensive university in Tokyo. 
 "Maya Festival" this year is celebrating its 48th birthday!
Wow!! Everyone is young and energetic!
Let's take a closer look!


[Information of Musashino University]

School Information:  4-year university (found in 1924)
School location:  Musashino Campus: Shinmachi 1-1-20,  Nishi-Tokyo, Tokyo 
Ariake Campus: Ariake 3-3-3, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Department components:  *Literature Department / Department of Human Sciences / Environmental Sciences / Department of Education / Department of Pharmacy / Nursing (Musashino Campus)
*International Communication Studies / Faculty of Law / Department of Economics
   Political Department of Economics / Department of Human Science / Environmental Studies (Ariake Campus)
Number of students: 7,000 (including graduate students)
Number of Professors: 1,020 




Official Homepage 





# Maya Festival in Musashino University 

The name "Maya" is original taken from the name of Buddha's mother 
[Queen Mahamaya]

Musashino University is made up of "Musashino Campus" and "Ariake Campus" found 2012. 
Maya Festival is held in "Musashino Campus" every October.
The 4th Reimei Festival will be held in "Ariake Campus" in November.

If you are interested in Musashino University,
let's check!


The concept of "Maya Festival" and "Reimei Festival"  is "Moment."
Everybody who gets involved in the festival create and share many precious moment here!
Let's see...



#Musashino Campus

Maya Festival was held here on October 17, 18, Sunday!
Although it was rainy, we could still feel the energy of the young adults!





# First day of Maya festival  in the rain

Wow!!! Participants not only students studying in Musashino University
but also family members, neighborhood residents, middle school and high school students, 
also children and teachers in the nursery school.




# Welcome to Maya Festival!

Everything starts from zero here!
All preparations and operations are done by the students!
An the entrance, 
you can check out the general information about Maya festival as well as Musashino University. 

Check it out!



# Check point 1 to enjoy the festival!

Okay!  Check the information around like on the posters, and flyers.
Time schedules, content, and blah blah blah...

And definitely there are students around to show you much more information on various booths.




# Check point 2 to enjoy the festival!

Can't resist the temptation of food!
You can't miss the handmade gourmet and snacks of students. 

Don't worry!!!
All are made by heart and in reasonable price!



# Check point 3 to enjoy the festival!

Let's say cheese~

Some students do Cosplay to welcome people to come to their booths!
Why don't we take a picture for memory?




# Opening ceremony of the festival!

At the corner among many of the snack stalls and booths, 
it is a main stage of the 48th Maya Festival of Musashino University!



# Teachers are happy for their students

Maya festival was officially opened!!
Teachers were pleased to the effort and hard work by their students. 
Wish the festival to be successful!



# Japanese Taiko performance

Feel proud of the Japanese Taiko team of Musashino University.
Wow!!! Can you feel an energetic atmosphere here?



# Hot dance performance!

Keeping the high spirit from Japanese Taiko Performance! 
Oh! It is a team named [ALPHA (α)] .
Cool!!!




# A variety of dance style!

Hiphop, break dance, EDM and a variety of dance performances. 
Wow!!! Let's show our youthful vigor!




# Homemade flyers on the wall

Wow!! Handmade creative flyers to promote activities!
Let see...



# Don't miss this!

What's this?
In the middle of the two crunchy cracker is Takoyaki!!!
So-called "takoyaki-senbei."

Come and have a bite!





# Korean snacks

Japan is somehow affected by the Korean pop culture,
no doubt there are Korean snacks can be found here!

It should be very hot to stand in front of the iron plate all the time
....sigh.....



Wow!!!! Sport team!!!!
They are promoting some sport drink!!!



Boys and girls!
Korean crepe!




Churros
Come to the "giraffe person" lol





Takoyaki from badminton team



Delicious yakitori (grilled chicken)




Welcome! Welcome!



Say Cheese! 




Fried rice cake from GHC, the members we met at BBQ party last time 





# Outlook is cared!
Smile is free!!
Photo time~ say cheese!!!




# Booth of exchange students

International exchange program in Musashino University!
Try the food from different countries!
Cool!!
Dumplings and Korean pancakes!






Let's try dumpling!
Thanks for the beautiful smile!




# Okay! It is my turn!

Oh!! Korean pancake!! 
How popular!!!




# Can't wait!!!

What the difference among each booths??
Anyways, they are all made by heart!!



# trash disposal in Japan

Characteristic of Japanese people, 
or you might say it is their virtue!




# A cappella

Get back to the main stage!
It is the a cappella team named "MAM."
Wow!!! All the audiences are touched!



# Warriors defending the Earth

Famous in Japan, among most of the kids in all generations!
Fight! Fight! Fight!




# Sincere acting

A community group called def's drop is on staged performing at the Green Hall 
Although all are in Japanese, we can feel their sincere and hard work!!



# Smart students

Flea market 
Sell or exchange in Musashino University!

Selected items and recycle items!




# Interesting and meaningful

Fundraising for charity to UNICEF's!



# Regional agricultural stall

Not only music, and performance, 
another way to get involved into the festival meaningfully!



# Awesome and popular activity in cultural festival of University

Election of Mr. & Ms. Musashino
Let's check the 8 candidates! 



# Let's vote!

Handmade vote box!



# ummm....

Let's see carefully!


The result turned to ...


# Congratulations!

Mr. & Ms. Musashino of 2015!
Akihiro Mizushima & Sara Mashiko

Give them a big hand!

You can check the blog of Maya Festival 2015


# Welcome to Musashino!

Enjoy all the moment of Maya Festival in Musashino University!





If you have chance, why don't you come to experience the excitement in cultural festival 
of Japanese university?

Let's share every precious moments!




[Information of Musashino University]

School Information:  4-year university (found in 1924)
School location:  Musashino Campus: Shinmachi 1-1-20,  Nishi-Tokyo, Tokyo 
Ariake Campus: Ariake 3-3-3, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Department components:  *Literature Department / Department of Human Sciences / Environmental Sciences / Department of Education / Department of Pharmacy / Nursing (Musashino Campus)
*International Communication Studies / Faculty of Law / Department of Economics
   Political Department of Economics / Department of Human Science / Environmental Studies (Ariake Campus)
Number of students: 7,000 (including graduate students)
Number of Professors: 1,020 





Official Homepage