Experience Japanese culture during Japanese Spring Festival

May 02, 2013

North Central College’s Japan Club and Japanese program will present their Japanese Spring Festival from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center. The event is free.

The annual festival takes place in May, which is the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in the United States. In Japan, it’s the time to celebrate Children’s Day (May 5) and enjoy a weeklong vacation called Golden Week and spring weather.

Visitors to North Central’s May 6 festival will experience Japanese culture through hands-on activities, such as folding paper, Japanese calligraphy, traditional children’s games, video games, sampling of contemporary Japanese music and more. Also, Japanese foods will be available to sample; free to those with a North Central ID and $2 to the public. Japanese music will be performed with Koto (zither) and Shakuhachi (Japanese recorder) and various martial arts, including Aikido and Kendo (swordmanship) will be demonstrated.

For more information contact 630-637-5128.