Sakura Science Exchange Program

As part of an ongoing collaborative research project between the Okayama University of Science (OUS) and Mapúa University (MU), a group of architecture students and faculty members visited Japan through the Sakura Science Exchange Program last December 18-24, 2022. There were lectures, discussions, and visits to historical locations in Okayama Prefecture. In a field survey participants experienced an actual measurement survey of a traditional Japanese house. Aside from acquiring new knowledge, our architecture participants got acquainted with the local culture and its community, making this program a fruitful one!

Video by OUS Associate Professor, Dr. Kiho Yaoita.

Hosted by Okayama University of Science in Okayama, Japan on December 18-24, 2022
Dela Cruz Joanne Ling A.
Huerta, Keziah Marie S.
Mejia, Geraldine P.
Nisola, Joyce Anne R.
Saep, Josa Angela L.
Ventura, James Brian R.
Dullas, Arianne Joy Q.
Ealdama, Anna Christina G.

Timeline of the Sakura Science Exchange Program in Okayama, Japan

December 18, 2022 Day of arrival in Okayama, Japan. (Flight No. PR 412) NAIA Terminal 2 - Kansai International Airport Terminal 1

December 19, 2022 Visited Korakuen Garden and Okayama Castle.
Paid a courtesy visit to the President of Okayama University of Science (OUS) and had a formal lunch with the executive board and members of OUS Global Center.

December 20, 2022 Participated in a lecture by Dr. Ezura and Dr. Kiho Yaoita.
Visited Hokai-in Temple.

December 21, 2022 Visited Kibitsu Shrine and Kurashiki-ban Heritage Village.

December 22, 2022 Conducted architectural survey and discussion of two residential dwellings in Saidaiji town.

December 23, 2022 Participated in an interview for the OUS publication team and presented outputs about comparing Japanese and Philippine architecture. Had a formal dinner with OUS Board and ICEP members.

December 24, 2022 Day of departure from Okayama. (Flight No. PR 411)
Kansai International Airport Terminal 1 - NAIA Terminal 2