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Cherry Blossom Festival

Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

The annual Cherry Blossom 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 be conducting workshops on origami, language, games, pop culture and more.

Cherry Blossom Festival 2023

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 | 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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Spelman College 2023 Cherry Blossom Festival

This festival is presented by World Languages and Cultures, Asian Studies Program and the AUC Japan Club.

Registration is not required.



japanese calligraphy shodo

Japanese Calligraphy-Shodo
10 - 11 a.m. | Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center, Room 446
Hitomi Kawahara and Xuexin Liu

Japanese calligraphy (書道, shodō) also called shūji (習字) is a form of calligraphy, or artistic writing, of the Japanese language.



Japanese Art Workshop – Origami
12 - 1 p.m. | Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center, Room 439
Hitomi Kawahara and Xuexin Liu

Origami is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. In this workshop, Dr. Xuexin Liu will teach participants to create traditional origami sculptures. You will need at least three pieces of 4A paper and scissors to participate.



Japanese Tradition - Kimono Wearing
3 - 5 p.m. | Lower Manley
Hitomi Kawahara, Anetha Evans, Oludayo Adebawo & Maya Thompson

The Japanese kimono is one of the world's instantly recognizable traditional garments. The word kimono literally means "clothing", and up until the mid 19th century it was the form of dress worn by everyone in Japan.


Japan culture

J-Fashion Show & Idol Fest 
5:30 - 8 p.m. | Uptown Tent and Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D.
Academic Center Lawn 

Amani Tillman, Anayia McClendon & Elysian Reign

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