Monthly Archives: April 2011

Spring Ensoku

Would you like to take a workday and go for a walk?  Maybe head down to the ocean and cook up some lunch?  In Japan, students (at least in Jr High and Elementary) go on a spring and fall ensoku (outing).  Here that means that the entire Jr. High gets together and takes a walk to one of the local ports.  There among the rocks they cook their own lunches in groups over flames.  I’ve seen everything from yakisoba to