JAPAN DAY WAS TRULY WONDERFUL!
Thank you very much for coming to the event. ありがとうございました。I would like to thank all stage performers and table organizers.
JAPAN DAY would not have been possible without contribution of Japan club officers and active members, Japanese language teachers, and a number of volunteers. Here are the list of people who have contributed to Japan Day 2016!(written by Kazue Masuyama)


STAGE MCBriana Cruz & Brian Nonog

DJChristian Matar
STAGE PERFORMANCE
*KOYASAN SPRIIT OF TAIKO
*'LINDA LINDA' singing groupHosoi Junko sensei
*AIKIDO PerformanceMatt Fluty sensei
*JAPANESE BON DANCEHokka Minyo Tanoshimi Kai
*FASHION SHOWorganized by Emynee Carter
*KENDO PERFORMANCEDennis Martinez sensei
Agustin Dionicio Martinez
Kayoko Kusama Fong
Mary Alexandra
Tomoko Tojo Igawa
Winston Thrasher
Rei Otose Luu

*DANCE FOR EVERYONE - KOISURU FORTUNE COOKIESGina Georgiou and others
* POCKY DANCEGina Georgiou & Kristoffer Hidalgo
*JUJITSU PERFORMANCEEliot sensei and others
*Cosplay ContestOrganized by Sydney Nakamura
*Punk Rock Band PerformanceZack McCormickKevin RoblesJacob Wagnon
*Laguna Creek High School Dance Performance
*Soran Bushi by CSUS Japan ClubCoordinated by Emynee CarteMichael ConstantinouSami WalkerTereese FloydBethany PorterKevin RoblesZack McCormickDaniel SloboEahab MasoudIvan Gomez
CONTESTANTS*Shouting ContestAkihiko KumagaiMizue Kumagai
*Kendama ContestNaoko McHale
JAPANESE LANGUAGE TEACHERS & PROFESSORSJunko HosoiCatherine MiskowEliot KellyAtsuko KiuchiNaoko McHaleIto JunkoWatanabe MoekoYoko KatoHiromi HurtadoKelly StoneRouel NepomucenoAkihiro KumagaiMizue KumagaiMaryam Atashi Golestan
PHOTOGRAPHEREmma StewartMolly BergPaul ShergillJewel WilsonAlyssa OrotKalena Fields

Table organizer*
INFORMATION TABLE*Celeste WintertonKyle MartinRobert ShorterLindy KimIsis McCoy
CARD MAKING*Atsuko Kiuchi*Lia-san
CHOPSTICK TABLE*Atsuko Kiuchi senseiLizz SadlierCody MakSabrina LeungIsabelle FontanillaKianna VargasMaya McHaleMaggie Kuang
ORIGAMI*Dennis HonJacob WestlundIsis McCoyEliot Williams
HANABURA*Michael HoangChinay WilliamsDavid Matthew
GO*Julie Burrall
KENDAMA*Sugano McHale Naoko senseiKristoffer HidalgoCarlo MarzanBryant HuynhJustin Trinh
CALLIGRAPHY*Tia Riebe-Ricketts*Shen Low
TONGUE TWISTER*Ito Junko senseiWatanabe Moeko senseiKato Yoko sensei
FOOD TABLES*Roger Dias*Michael ChanMatt Dancer
HIGH SCHOOL TABLE*Hiromi Hurtado senseiJuan LeyvaRui ZhongJingyue ZhangDuyen TranRachel OngStephanie HurtadoIvy WangDevin MachadoSunny HuynhLaney VueRonald HerHien Nguyen
NIHONGO TABLE*Hiroko MillerKristoffer HidalgoJessica Garcia
VIDEO GAME*Eric ClarkStevenson TangStanley YuJohn VillanuevaBrad WaechterDominic Tran
JAPAN TRAVEL – AMIDAKUJI*Nami Kakinami
JAPAN TRAVEL - MATSUYAMA TABLE*Michaela Erwin*Rojie CalabiaoMonica LuuCaitlin PlanchardJessica Garcia
ANIME & MANGA*Jason BowmanJorrel LintagShawn GrahamRobert Oden IILoi HuynhAlexandra LunaAlondra Lopez-Miranda
JAPANESE GAME SHOW*Catherine Miskow senseiMichael DatkoJessica Musgrovejian huangFreddy FiguroaPrimo BadionAndrew Cruz
OHAJIKI & PHOTO BOOTH*Catherine Miskow senseiJoanna PaniaguaBroderick WhitfordRobert ShorterRichard Thom
NIGAOE*Jasmine DrakeVero AlmanzaAiden Carrasco
COSPLAY*Sydney NakamuraBritney WooleverRebecca MaierSarah DakeSamantha WalkerAlex TranYvonne TruongNicholas HarrisJason Bowman
KIMONO*Rochelle Arruda
MASK MAKING*Kelsey CooknickDarren NguyenAlondra Lopez-MirandaSheng ThaoLindy KimElena vegaCody MakSabrina LeungIsabelle Fontanilla
GOLD FISH*Kelsey Cooknick*Yatra Rachogan*Tyler TaketaDavid OuEahab MasoudJacob LuangrathStevenson TangAllyson WestIsis McCoyStanley YuChinay WilliamsPaul Shergill
OKASHI SAMPO*Matt DancerKelsey CooknickDavid ScottAnh Nguyen
PRIZE TABLE*Kelsey CooknickWilliam HoangAndy ChungLindy Kim
FLOATERS – HELPING OUT EVENTSAlexandra LunaPreston VueBethany PorterMatthew AbrahamZack MccormickCarl WilliamsChristopher DiazRoy PalmerIvan Gomez

EVENT ORGANIZERSJacob Wagnonkelsey CooknickErika WuJuan Leyva(me)



We are celebrating Japanese language and culture at “Japan Day” on April 17, uniting Japan Club’s annual event J-Night and Family Sunday Funday of the Festival of Art. At 11:00 am, we begin the Japan Day. There are a number of hands-on activities (e.g., origami, go, kendama, paper-mask making, etc.). Then, Sac State Japan Club will host stage performances from 12:00pm. The stage performances include taiko drumming, traditional bon dance and modern fun dances, martial art performances, cosplay and fashion show, and dances and singing by students from various schools and universities. You are welcome to visit a special exhibition on Noh mask at the library and other activities (click HERE)! In addition, this year French club, Italian club, and Alumni Association of Foreign Language group will run their table at the one corner of the library quad. Other events on Sunday (Sunday Fun-Day website)


2015 JAPAN DAY Event Photos and Video CLICK HERE.

2016 JAPN DAY Event - Our Great Memory
Are you interested in helping out this event? If so, sign up! CLICK HERE.

Event Schedule
Click HERE


Created by Emma Stewart, Sac State student & Japan Club member.
We would like to thank you many people for this event. Please check here: THANK YOU


Last Year's Schedule

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

HANDS-ON Educational Activities at the Library Quad


Welcome by Kazue Masuyama and Japanese language teachers at 11:00am
Chorus Singing "Linda Linda" - Guitar and Singing performance by Junko Hosoi sensei

Dance for everyone: Let's dance "Koisuru Fortune Cookies" led by Gina Georgiou

Shouting Contest, Organized by Prof. Kumagai and Kumagai Miko sensei


< Entrance to Library Quad from Eureka/Mariposa building (Left side) >

Table 1: Information Table (2 tables) + Card Making Table - Organised by Kiuchi Sensei

Table 2: Chopstick Skill Contest はし豆コンテスト- Organized by Kiuchi Sensei

Table 3: Aikido Table - Matt Fluty, Aikido Center Sacramento

Table 4: Origami - Organized by Dennis Hon

Table 5: "Hanafuda" Card Game Table. Organized by Michael Hoang

What is Hanabuda? http://www.pagat.com/class/flower.html

Table 6: Go Table. Organized by Julie Burrall

What is go? https://gogameguru.com/what-is-go/

Table 7: Kendama Traditional Japanese Games - Organized by Naoko McHale sensei (pin)

Table 8: Calligraphy Name Writing - Organized by Tia Riebe-Ricketts & Shen Low

Table 9: Tongue Twister - Organized by Junko Ito sensei & Moe Watanabe sensei at UC Davis

Table 10: Food Table


<Near Water Fountain>

Table 11: Nihongo Table (Conversation in Japanese) - Organized by Hiroko Miller and Japanese students from Ehime University at Sac State

Table 12 & 13: High School Table - Organized by Juan Leyva and CKM High School


<Entrance to Library Quad from University Union>

Table 14: Japan Travel - Amidakuji (Ghost Leg) Table - Organised by IACE Travel

Table 15: Japan Travel - Matsuyama Table - Organized by Michaela Erwin and Rojie Calabiao

Table 16: Video Game Table - Organised by Eric Clark

Table 17 & 18 Anime & Manga Table - Organized by Sac State Students Anime Club

Table 19: DJ & Japanese Music Table


<Entrance to Library Quad from Parking Structure I>

Table 20: Japanese Game Show Booth - Organized by Catherine Miskow sensei & JAPN120 students

Table 21: Ohajiki (Japanese Marbles Game) - Organized by Catherine Miskow sensei & JAPN120

What is Ohajiki? (Click the link)

Table 22: Photo Booth - Organized by Catherine Miskow sensei & JAPN120

Table 23: Nigaoe - Portrait by Drake Jasmine

Table 24 (2 tables): Cosplay Contest Table - Organized by Sydney Nakamura


GAME CORNERS <on the green between Library Quad and Brighton Hall>

Table 25 (2 tables): Mask making booth : RED oni & Blue oni, organized by Kelsey Cooknick

Table 26: Gold Fish Catching - organised by

"Okashi Sanpo" ("Take a walk in the Japanese snack park"), organized by Kelsey Cooknick

Table 28: Prize Table, organized by Kelsey Cooknick, Juan Leyva, and Erika Wu.



FROM 12:00pm Stage Performance Led by Japan Club


Welcome by Jacob Wagnon & Kelsey Cooknick, Japan Club President and Vice President

Koyasan Spirit of Children Taiko is coming! (12:00 - 12:40)

*Chorus Singing "Teaching 'Linda Linda' - and sing together"

*Aikido Performance (12:50)

*"Hataraki Man Dance Performance by Japan Club (See dance section) - 1:00 - 1:05

*Japanese Bon Dance by Hokka Minyo Tanoshimi Kai (around 1pm - 20 minutes) - 1:10

*Fashion Show, organized by Emynee Carter

*Kendo Performance (after 2:00 pm - 2:20pm) - Dennis Martinez sensei

*Dance for everyone: Fortune Cookies "Teaching and dancing

*Jujitsu by Eliot sensei and others

*Cosplay Contest, organized by Sydney Nakamura

*Punk Rock Band Performance (15 minutes)

*Laguna Creek Dance Performance

*Soran Bushi by CSUS Japan Club, coordinated by Emynee Carte

Organizers

Jacob Wagnon, Japan Club President

Kelsey Cooknick, Japan Club Vice President

Join Japan Club! https://www.facebook.com/groups/150411051997/

Erika Wu, Event Coordinator

Juan Leyva, Event Coordinator

Atsuko Kiuchi, Japanese language teacher, Elk Grove HS, CAJLT President

Naoko McHale, Japanese language teacher, Davis HS, UC Davis

Kazue Masuyama, Professor and J-Club adviser, Sac State (kmasuyama@csus.edu)


This is a part of the Festival of the Arts in April by the College of Arts and Letters. One of the event day is called "Family Sunday Funday." http://www.al.csus.edu/festival/


Thank you for the following organizations:

College of Arts and Letters for T-shirt fundings and helps for setting

Associated Student Inc. at Sacramento State for providing the funds for this event

Japan Foundation at Los Angeles for providing us "日本語できます" badges