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Cherry Blossom Festival

Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

2016 Cherry Blossom Festival

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Spelman College, Multiple Campus Locations
  • 440 Westview Drive
  • Atlanta, GA

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, Spelman students, faculty, staff and volunteers from the Japanese American community will conduct workshops on origami, calligraphy, dance, and sushi-making, just to name a few.  The day-long campus event will wrap up with karaoke.

Schedule of Events

9 - 9:50 a.m. Origami (paper folding craft)
The Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center LL29
Facilitators: X.Liu, A. Umesaki

2016 Cherry Blossom Festival10 - 10:50 a.m. Calligraphy
The Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center LL29 
Facilitators: A. Umesaki, Y. Xu, X.Liu

11 - 11:50 a.m. Survival Japanese
The Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center 220
Facilitators: A. Browm, R. Han, Y.Xu

11 - 11:30 a.m. Sushi and Japanese Culture
Facilitators: A. Umesaki, R. Han

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sushi-making Demonstration
Facilitators: T. Pavri, Members of the Asian Studies Committee

12 - 12:30 p.m. Fortune Cookie Dance
Facilitators: AUC Japan Club

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Mai (traditional dance)
Facilitators: Japanese Women’s Garden Club, X.Liu

5 - 6 p.m. Martial Arts: Kendo Demonstration
The Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center 103
Facilitators: A. Umesaki, AUC Japan Club

6 - 8 p.m. Karaoke: J-Pop music & songs
Lower Manley
Facilitators: AUC Japan Club

Presented by Asian Studies/Japanese Minor Program and World Languages and Literature

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