Wednesday, 28 May 2014

My Splendid Student Life at the University of Tsukuba by Satomi S

   My life at the University of Tsukuba is very meaningful. I live in Mito, and I go to the university by train and bus. In the train, I usually gaze vacantly at the clouds, read books, or do homework. In the bus, I like to see Tsukuba’s beautiful scenery such as Mt. Tsukuba from the window. Every season’s scenery from the window changes beautifully. When I’m on my way home, I usually sleep because of physical fatigue. At the university, I attend class. I belong to the ‘human cultural studies’ group and I specialize in archaeology. The group is gradually divided into a detailed specialized field and becomes more interesting. I’m happy to talk with my friends who specialize in archaeology. I want to reveal life and the society of people in the prehistoric age by studying methods of manufacturing, circulation, and the usage of stone tools. However, the times, areas, and objects, which my friends are going to study are different even if they belong to the same specialty category ‘archaeology’. I receive stimulation by hearing their stories and can encourage myself to try to study hard. I have had to do a lot of homework and prepare for lessons since the beginning of this year. I have been very busy, but have sent fulfilling days. I’m happy to study what I have wanted to master. I spend very splendid days at the University of Tsukuba.


  1. Hello! My name is Atori Hagiwara. Your essay give me specific information and I can imagine easily how your life at the University of Tsukuba is wonderful. I have a question. What do you like about archaeology? I am also interested in archaeology.

  2. Thank you for your reply. I'm interested in prehistoric culture. I think it is very interesting to reveal people's life, society and belief by researching relics which out of remains. Unlike philology, relics shows us a lot of hints from a lot of viewpoints to reveal people's culture.

  3. Thank you for your reply. I understand how you like an archaeology. I am interested in the history of art in prehistoric culture. I agree with you. Thank you.^^

  4. Hello, Satomi. This is Chiaki.
    Your writing is interesting and easy for me to imagine your life at Tsukuba.
    May I ask you a question? Which area are you intereseted in especially about archaelogy? Please give me your reply!
    Thank you.

  5. Hello, Chiaki. This is Satomi.
    I'm very sorry for having been not replying for a long time.
    I'm interested in Japanese remains, but I also think that I must consider other area's remains in order to compare them.


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