The delegation head Secretary General of the Institute Prof.Woothisarn Tanchai and other members seemed to be satisfied with the lecture provided by Mr. Takayuki Imamura, Deputy Director for Educational Policy Planning and Cooerdination.
A delegation of King Prajadhipok's Institute visited Hokkaido to learn and research on the educational system of Japan. Particularly the equality of chances to learn and the official support provided by the central and prefectural government in Japan.
The top three of the Japanese Language Speech Competition held in Singapore visited Hokkaido ad paid a courtesy call on me. They are high school students who seek for the career as a plastic surgeon, an international player and a teahcer. They speak Japanese fluently. Tokachi Singapore Society supported them to visit Hokkaido including Obihiro and Sapporo.
On their way to Sappor from Obihiro, the train hit deer and delayed. They experienced deep Hokkaido life.
I recommended them to make the most of th capacity of their stomach and savor enough th culinary delights sourced locally in Hokkaido as much as they could.
I really appreciate their efforts exerted to learn Japanese language and deliver the culture of Japan including Hokkaido.
After being struck by many huge wooden objects shaped like pennisses, we entered the restaurant named "Lanna Rice Barn". Lanna is the name of the Dynasty flourshed in Chiang Mai area long time ago.Old barns were refurbised and used as a restaurant.
It was getting cooler than earlier time on the premises of Wat Chedi Luang that was like a temple of elephants. Please imagine the original tower 80 meters high on this building.
So many ribbons were hung from the ceiling of Wat Chedi Luang in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It seemed to be expressing the rainfall in sevnth heaven .The rain is called "Kanro".
that means "sweet rain drop" in Japanese.
There were the sculptures of elephants as if they emerged from the wall of the building. The stairs seemed to be guarded by the dragons on the handrails beside the stairs.
This is the main building of the temple in which the Buddhist monks and visitors pray and worship. The base color of the main building was white but the inside was different.
The name of the old temple is Wat Chedi Luang. A small altar for an elephant welcomed us near the entrance.
The temple was build in 1391 by King Seenmuammar the Seventh(1383-1402) of Menlaai Dynasty, praying fo th flourish of the dynasty.
Chiang Mai had been the capital city of Lanna Dynasty for many years. So many Papa-Mama Shops are here and there even outside the old town. Many flowers are sold in each shop. They were for temples and Buddhist Altars. Thailand is the country of Budhism.
Lanna Rice Barn was not so far from the old town of Chiang Mai. Going through the narrow street in the eastern side of the south gate of the old town, the traditional Lanna restaurant appeared.
These are the photos of the meeting of Hokkaido delegation and Chiang Mai officers from another angle. Chiang Mai side kindly gather the participants from a variety of area to discuss the future exchange betwen the regions.