THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR ACTIVE PARTICIPATION ON JAPAN DAY IN 2015!



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Stage Performers
Chorus Singing “Happiness”Junko Hosoi sensei with other senseiTravon FatenEboni Stallworth

Group Dancing “Koi Suru Fortune Cookie”Gina Georgiou and others

Shouting ContestMizue Kumagai sensei and Akihiro Kumagai sensei, assisted by Jeffery Dym sensei

Iaido (Japanese Sword) DemonstrationDianna Lynn sensei

Koyasan Spirit of Children TaikoKoyasan Spirit of Children Taiko Group

“Sukiyaki” Song PerformanceKelsey Cooknick & Jacob Wagnon

Fashion ShowEmynee Carter

Japanese Bon DanceMorita sensei and Minyoo Tanoshimi Kai

Aikido (Japanese Martial Art) DemonstrationIgawa sensei and his group

Idol Master’s Colorful Days DanceGina Georgiou, Vero Almanza, Erika Wu,

Kendo (Japanese Martial Art) DemonstrationGlenn HaradaDennis MartinezMika ShaferStephen ChangKay FongKevin ChangTomoko IgawaRyoko KataokaWinston ThrasherMaverick So

Laguna High School Musical PerformanceHiromi Hurtado sensei and her students

Soran Bushi (Fisherman’s Dance) PerformanceMichael Constantinou (Leader)Emynee CarterTereese FloydKaozong Lo
Eahab Masuod
Samantha Walker

MC for the stage performanceDillion ScheiveLloyd Palmer

DJ for the stageChristopher Thao

PhotographersEmma StewartKenneth MercadoCatherine Miskow sensei

All day helpersJerome CalabiaoDaniel HernandezDaniel ChildersAlonzo AndersonDominique CaesarElizabeth Hoang

Information TableNaoko Iwasaki senseiShannon MuhaDon VoDonald Todd

Chopstick TableAtsuko Kiuchi senseiKaren PhamNguyen, Thanh Tha

Tongue Twister TableIto Junko senseiWatanabe Moeko sensei

UC Davis TableNobuko KoyamaStudents from UC Davis are helping this table.

Kendama TableSugano McHale Naoko senseiDillon ScheiveAustin SobonLilian Diep

High School TableHiromi Hurtado senseiMonica LuuBriana Cruz

Calligraphy TableTia Riebe-RickettsShen LowOscar Gomez

Ohajiki, Japanese Marbles GameJapanese Game ShowCatherine Miskow senseiKris HidalgoJessica GarciaJasmine DrakeBriana Cruz

Nigaoe – PortraitJasmine DrakeAlondra LopezSydney NakamuraSamantha Walker

Anime Manga TableJason BowmanRyan Waddle

Cosplay TableAnna RamudoAlex LunaVero AlmanzaGina GeorgiouErika WuShannon Kumar

Origami TableDennis HonAustine TakechiAnthony Phu

Nihongo TableSimmons, Travis JeremyJuan LeyvaJessica MusgroveTimothy Nguyen

Asian Culture Club TablePao VangJacqueline AltamiranoMai Jou Vang ThaoPrincess Nyguyen

Hanabuda TableGabriel SchlaeferDonald Todd

Sumo TableEliot Kelly senseiSteven Lam

Go TableJulie Burrall & her family

Table Gold FishRojie CalabiaoDarrel QuintosAnthony PhuMohamed FilouaneArya RachoganYatra Rachogan

Bag and Coat Check-inIvan Gomez




Thank you very much!



Main Organizers
Kazue Masuyama, faculty, Sacramento State UniversityJeremy Durrent, Japan Club PresidentGabriel Schlaefer, Japan Club officer and Japan Day CoordinatorNaoko McHale, Japanese language teacher, Davis High School & UC DavisAtsuko Kiuchi, Japanese language teacher, Elk Grove High School



Assisted byAn Vo, College of Arts and LettersJapanese Language Program at SacState