Today we visited the California School for the Deaf here in Riverside and spent time with the elementary school students. The JIU students did origami and also some calligraphy, and whenever possible they taught some Japanese sign language. It was a challenging morning for all as we don't know the sign language of the States, but everyone found a way to communicate and in the end both the children and the JIU students had a great experience.
|Teaching some Japanese sign language.|
|Children writing their names in Japanese.|
|Enjoying origami together.|
|Lunch with the children in the cafeteria.|
|Lunch & origami in the cafeteria!|