In 2002, Sara cut class on Halloween, got stuck in DC’s very typical, round-the-clock gridlock traffic, and showed up forty-five minutes late for the last showing of Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away in some dingy art house theater.
She went into the theater thinking it was going to be pretty, weird, and different. She came out of the theater thinking all the same things; plus, she wanted to learn more about this ‘Japan’ country that made the phenomenal film.
That experience brings Sara to where she is today—an East Asian Studies major with hopes of studying abroad in Japan next year. She still loves Miyazaki, and she still wants to learn everything she can about Japan.