Academics: Majors and Programs

Cherry Blossom Festival

Wednesday, March 25, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This annual festival at Spelman College promotes interest in Japan and enhances the Asian Studies Program through hands-on learning of Japanese culture.

Throughout the day’s events, Spelman students, faculty, staff and volunteers from the Japanese American community will conduct workshops on origami, ikebana (flower arrangement), basic Japanese expressions, calligraphy, karate, Mai (classical dance) performance, folk dance and traditional Japanese toys.

The day-long campus event also features sushi-making demonstrations and samples.

2015 Schedule

9:00 - 9:50 a.m.   
Origami (Paper folding craft)
The Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center, Room 446
Facilitators: X. Liu/K. Arai

10:00 -10:50  a.m. 
Calligraphy
The Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center, Room 446
Facilitators: R.Lu, N.Kim & Y. Yatabe

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.  
Sushi Presentation 
Manley College Center Atrium 
Facilitators: Y. Yatabe & R. Yamaguchi

11-11:50 p.m.  
Survival Japanese 
The Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center,  Room 440
Facilitator: A. Brown,E. Garrett & Y. Xu

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Sushi-making Demonstration
Manley Student Center Atrium
Facilitator: T. Pavri, P. Parekh & J. Meadows 

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p..m
Soranbushi
Manley Student Center Atrium
Facilitators: AUC Japan Club

12:30- 1:30 p.m.
Mai (Traditional dance)
Manley College Center Atrium 
Facilitators: B.Scott, X. Liu, Z.Long

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Japanese Films 
Giles Hall, Room 210 
Facilitators: E. Garrett, S. Witcher, A. Hornsb

3:00 - 4:00
AUC Japan Club Activities
Giles Hall, Room 210
Facilitators: E.Garrett. S. Witcher and Y.Xu