Team USA enjoyed Japanese traditional arts class!
Today, on August 12, Team USA had many events planned for them! They started the day off at Monkey Mountain (Takasakiyama) and saw many monkeys – for many members, it was their first time seeing so many monkeys up close. Next, they took a flower arranging class and were able to arrange their own flowers! A Team USA flower arranging competition was held, with Julia hailing as the winner. Afterwards, Team USA took another class on calligraphy, in which they were able to write a word of their choosing and they each received a calligraphic pen. Tonight, they have one more event planned for them: a dinner at Otte e Sette Oita, where they will wrap up their day by enjoying plenty of great food!