Tattooing is the most misunderstood art form in Japan today. Looked down upon for centuries and rarely discussed in social circles, people with tattoos are outcasts in this country, banned from most public spaces such as beaches, bathhouses, and even gyms. Tattoos have an extensive history in Japan, and to truly understand the stigma behind them it is essential to be aware of their significance. The first records of tattoos...Read More
I’ve always linked traveling to family rather than friends or people my age. Or if it were traveling with people my age, it would be just friends from home. The Amazing Race put me with three other people whom I would have never thought I’d have the chance to travel with, and it was just plain amazing! It honestly did not feel like real life. Those four days were one of the happiest days I’ve had in a very long time, and the happiness it started still lasts until now.
– Charis S, Class of 2014
Everything about this experience, from having to pack the night before the trip to backpacking up a mountain with my team…This is what TGS really is.
– Yada P, Class of 2014