#7: Back-to-School Buddha — January 7, 2013
Today was our first full day back on campus following the weeklong holiday break. We held a traditional shinnenkai (new year get-together), with everyone bringing food and drink to share with one another. The Manga University Daibutsu, always the life of the party, treated us all to vegetarian curry. Yum!
Another fun part of shinnenkai is the opportunity to hear motivational speeches by learned scholars. Here, the daibutsu imparts pearls of wisdom to two of our eager MU undergrads.