6th Annual Japan Culture Night: Matsuri - Festival!
On Sunday, April 21st, the Japan Club at Sacramento State hosts the
6th Japan Culture Night to both celebrate and build awareness of Japanese
culture. Our theme of this year is "matsuri (festival)" and the
events include Sacramento Taiko Dan performance, Japanese traditional and
modern song and dance performances, fashion show and cosplay contest,
information and hands-on booth on ‘matsuri.’ The place and time: University
Union, Ballroom I & II. 2pm – 5:30pm (stage performances will start at
We will also promote "Keep Smiling Project 38" (http://www.keepsmilingproject38.com),
which seeks to provide compassion, happiness, and support to children and
families of Japan who are suffering hardship as a result of the earthquakes and
tsunami. Since 2011, Sacramento State students have donated 140
smiles with their messages in Japanese. Since this year’s One World Initiative
at Sacramento State is “Global Perspectives on Water” (http://www.csus.edu/oneworld), we
continue to help this project and plan to donate more smiles to this cause.
Anyone is welcome to donate his or her "smile" with a brief message
in Japanese/English. Sacramento State students are ready to assist anyone who
would want to write a message in Japanese.