On Sun. July 10th, our 1st and 2nd grad18 volunteer students guided Shimane University Summer School Oversea students.  The 11 students were from the US, China and Bangladesh and our students challenged to explain history of Izumo Grand Shrine, the manner of how to pray in the shrine with English and body language.  Our students experienced the difficulty of using English to communicate and the satisfaction when the commnication was done successfully.  Some students from Shimane Sunniversity were interested in Shrine and Shintoism so their questions were quite in detail but our students asked for help to others or studied the information from hand out and tried their best.
After the walk in the Izumo Grand Shrine, we had delicious lunch at “Santa” and enjoyed their company.  It was only a half day and it seemed a bit short for the students but their smiles were shining with joy.  This opportunity to meet and spending time with people with different culture increased the students pride to be Japanese and living in Izumo.

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English Guide Volunteer at Izumo Grand Shrine