LHS Students Immerse Themselves in Japanese Culture in NYC

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Lynbrook High School students in Noriko Koide’s Japanese classes recently attended and participated in an authentic Japanese tea ceremony in Manhattan with Japanese classes from Valley Stream Central High School. Students learned about the etiquette of a traditional tea ceremony, the making of the green tea and tasted the tea as well.

After the tea ceremony, the students experienced the peaceful atmosphere of the Japanese gardens. Continuing their immersion in Japanese culture, the students went to the Kinokuniya Bookstore, located directly across from Bryant Square Park. There, they were able to purchase anime/comic books, stationery and small gifts in the bookstore. Finally, students bought lunch from a Japanese bakery and ate outside on the terrace of the New York Public Library. They will incorporate their experiences with the Japanese culture in their class at Lynbrook High School.