Celebrate Japanese culture at the April 20 Japanese Spring Festival Celebrate Japanese culture at the April 20 Japanese Spring Festival

Celebrate Japanese culture at the April 20 Japanese Spring Festival


Apr 16, 2015

North Central College’s Japanese language program and Japan Club are hosting a Japanese Spring Festival from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 20, in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to this free event, which celebrates Japanese culture at the start of a new school year in Japan. It’s also a time for appreciating the arrival of spring in Japan and enjoying nature’s beauty, particularly through cherry blossoms.

At the campus festival, visitors can experience hands-on activities such as folding paper, Japanese calligraphy, traditional children’s games, video games and tastings of Japanese teas. They can also partake in Kami-shibai, which is traditional story-telling with pictures presented in English, in addition to sampling Japanese foods at a minimal charge. Performances of koto (zither) music and Japanese archery (Kyudo) will also be part of the Festival.

For more information, contact the Japanese department at x5128.