Summer has arrived and MSTERIO is ready to make wonderful memories again this year.
The camp is at Woody Mock, about 1 hour bus ride away from Matsumoto, Nagano.
Surrounded by many beautiful mountains, we are able to breathe in the fresh air.
MSTERIO campers arrived in WoodyMock around 3pm.
They dropped off their bags and entered the Immigration Process. This year we had two very strict American Immigration Officers: Max who came from Princeton University through the "Princeton in Asia" Program and Kotaro, a Japanese calligrapher from New York.
After the Immigration Process, Nozomi gave a welcome speech along with the first mission to create a Cabin name and a little dance to introduce your cabin. Campers get together and try their best to make an interesting presentation.
Bathing time at the "Mokku no Yu (Hot Spring)", followed by free time, then DINNER! Today's dinner was not only Sukiyaki, but fresh tempura! For dessert we had very sweet watermelon, a specialty of Matsumoto.
After Dinner, we all talked about "M from MSTERIO", which stands for Make a Difference. According to one of our campers Dankichi, Make a Difference means "To make a change in the existing world."
Special thanks to Kotaki san for preparing our delicious dinner!
After Dinner is our main event, Cabin Presentation! This year's Cabin names are-------
"Saikyo Ningen Kyoka Jin 5" (Super Strong Mega Human 5)
(Shun & Shutaro's Cabin)
(Takuya and Max's Cabin)
(Mariko and Yuka's Cabin)
(Minami and Kanako's Cabin)
(Rio and Mao's Cabin)
(Eric and Takuya's Cabin)
(Nobu and Taku's Cabin)
(Sena and Airi's Cabin)
Singing, dancing, yelling-- all the presentations were very unique, filled with creativity!
The next 8 days will be also filled with excitement and joy. What is here to happen next?