Saturday, September 24, 2011

Waseda Shibuya Seiransai ♥ 星蘭際 2011

Every year on a Sunday in September, Waseda Shibuya Senior High School, a Japanese high school in Singapore, holds its school festival, called Seiransai. The theme for this year was "Our spirits connecting to the world".

Inside the school, decked with colorful, painstakingly handmade decorations!

An artist painting a mural on the spot!
There were also lots of activities to promote support for Tohoku.

Posters around the school advertising the different booths and stations organized by different classes. This is for the Pirate Ship. No, it's not a picture of Johnny Depp, but of one of the students dressed as Jack Sparrow!

First stop was the cafeteria to fill our empty stomachs.
The desserts were simply wonderful!
And the students serving the food were wearing pretty yukatas.

Bling-ed pen doubles up as a hair accessory~

I had the soumen and inari sushi set.
Based on what my friends ordered, we concluded that this was the most delicious :D

Onto the class booths!
First up was Waccafe, a cosplay cafe.
Props to the guy in white and purple who actually painted his face!
Pikachu should've done that and painted his face yellow!

Picture with Mario!

They were serving tea+cake sets; the cake was made by the students themselves.
My drink was barley tea (mugicha), and the cake was earl grey cake.
I love mugicha!
I've only ever drunk it in Japan, because I just don't know where to buy it here :(

The walls of the "cafe" were decorated with the covers of Shonen Jump and other weekly manga magazine covers. Lots of One Piece!

Another booth was a game thing, where you play against the students of the class and try to beat them.

First game was like Jenga with uneven cardboard boxes.

Second was a man-made kurohige, that game where you poke swords through holes and if the pirate pops up you lose.

Daruma game where you use a bat and hit away the layers starting from the bottom, whilst ensuring that the top layers remain intact and do not topple. This was really hard.

Slime-making booth.
Mix a bunch of liquids, add coloring, stir and it becomes slime.
Fascinating but gross!

One of the classes made a movie/parody of HanaKimi starring their students.

They even printed posters of their students.
Us trying to imitate their poses.

Scary witch!
While waiting to enter the haunted house, Miyaka Wonderland, we grabbed a random wig and played with it.


Black and white makes it scarier.

The "story" behind the haunted house Miyaka Wonderland.
It was pitch black inside and the students playing ghosts go up to you and scream into your face!

One of the girls from the haunted house.

Trying to be scary.

A guy dressed in boxes, walking around.
He was promoting his class' booth, a music performance thing.

Time to leave, see you again next year :(


  1. Love mugicha too! You can get the roasted barley at isetan! Check out :) it works.

  2. @Adeline ♥
    ...You're a lifesaver, thanks! Hurray, now my cravings of mugicha can be satisfied :D

    ♥ Karisa

  3. you're welcome :) have fun making lots of mugicha!