Check out some of the past and upcoming Cross adventures!
#1 Oume Farms Agriculture Experience: Rice Harvest 11/28/2018
After planting the seedlings in May (see gallery below) many of the participants, and a few new, joined to help cut, bind, and hang the wonderful results. It was another great day at the farm. We’re all looking forward to trying it sometime before the end of the year!
#2 Okutama Spring and Summer Camp Facilities and Locations
Weeks 3 and 4 of the Cross Summer Academy is held in the town of Kawai, near Okutama, and a peaceful, green, scenic, and beautiful valley within a two hour drive of Tokyo.
#3 Cross Evening and Weekend Programs are Delivered at our Jiyugaoka Studio
Welcome to Cross Jiyugaoka! We are excited that from Fall 2018 our ongoing programs will start at a convenient and fantastic studio within 10 minutes walk of Jiyugaoka Station, near Futako-Tamagawa and Denenchofu. We’re excited, and I think you will be too!
#4 Cross Goes Rice Planting, May 2018
One of our directors hosted a group of kids and families to experience something that they seldom do… except for when they eat that is! It was a great day in Oume, on the rice paddy, in the mud, discovering just where the rice we eat comes from!
#5 Cross supports the Nadia-Tohoku U12 International Soccer Friendly 2018
On the 16th and 17th of June 2018, 12 teams from across Japan came together for a weekend of soccer, friendship building, food, and fun. This 4th annual event was coordinated by Nadia, and with sponsorship provided by JP Morgan, Capital Group, the Bill McCreadie Family, the Carbine Club, and others.
#6 Cross goes climbing and conquers Kitadake in the Japanese Southern Alps.
In June 2018, Cross Education took a tour through the mountains and up to the peak of Japan’s second highest mountain, at 3199 meters, Kitadake. The weather in was spectacular. Fuji, 500 meters higher, stood proudly on the horizon. On the morning of the last day, the monsoons arrived and ensured that the team got good and wet on their way out.
#7 Cross Winter Academy, Coming December 2018!
This winter, from December 24th to 29th, Cross will be taking a group of children into the north of Tohoku to the prefecture of Iwate to learn about and experience Winter in Japan. Participants will ski, curl, visit a ninja house, enjoy Tohoku winter cuisine, and more! Click here for more details.
#8 Become a Cheerleader at Cross!
From September 2018, Cross Education will be partnering with Cheer Spirit and Moeko Shimada, cheer dance coach of the Hanshin Tigers, in order to deliver an exeiting and ongoing dance program! Click here for more details.