JAPAN DAY WAS TRULY WONDERFUL!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came out to join Japan Day! 本当にありがとうございました。I appreciate your time, effort, skills, and talents.

Many thanks to stage performers and table leaders/helpers for sharing and teaching. It is a long list of great performers and leaders/helpers (see below). I would also like to extend my gratitude to Japanese language teachers in Northern California, and their students! I was very excited to have President Robert Nelsen, a number of Sac State family (faculty, staff, retirees) as well as our/your friends and family members. We started Japan Day (a formerly J-Night) in 2008. My very special thanks to Miyoo Tanoshimi Kai, who has supported us for these 10 years! Our J alumni, Jamie and Takuma, who started J-Night were with us on this anniversary.

Most importantly, JAPAN DAY would not have been possible without contribution of student leadership - Japan Club officers (Zack, Matt, Celeste), Japan Day coordinators (Michael, Erika, Gabriel), active members, and a number of Japanese language learners and volunteers.

For the 2017 event, Japan Club special thanks go to: Mei Chic (1st year), Sheron lee (1st year), Luara (3rd year), Inna (2nd year), Michael Hoang (2nd year), Nicole (1st year), Rose (2nd year), Thomas Tinder (1st year), Joelle (1st year), Dominick (1st year), Lindy (2nd year), Sheng (2nd year), and Manjot (1st year).

I thought it is important to recognised those who have contributed to this event more than 3 years. I marked people more than 3 years of participation with. We hope you had fun, and we look forward to seeing you at the next year’s Japan Day!

Kazue Masuyama


EVENT ORGANIZERS

Zack Mccormick, J Club President
Michael Hoang, Main Japan Day coordinator

Matthew Abraham, J Club VP
Celeste Winterton, Treasure
Erika Wu, Program & flyer
Gabriel Schlaefer, Program and Treasure help
Kazue Masuyama, Professor & Adviser


STAGE PERFORMANCE

KOYASAN SPRIIT OF TAIKO Truly enjoyable and inspirational performance! https://www.facebook.com/KoyasanTaiko/

JAPANESE BON DANCE by Hokka Minyo Tanoshimi KaiThey have been coming to Japan Day for 10 years! Shizue Morita 先生Yukari Sekine Yoshiko Nagato Eugene Morita

Iaido Embu Performance (“Art of Sword”) by Happokaze BudoBenjamin Greve Sensei and others

AIKIDO Performance by Aikido Center Sacramento Matt Fluty sensei and others
Japanese Teacher/Professor PerformanceJunko Hosoi, Lead singer (Alphabetical order) Maryam GolestanIto JunkoHiromi HurtadoEliot KellyYoko KatoAtsuko KiuchiYukiko KozumaMizue KumagaiKazue MasuyamaNaoko McHaleCatherine MiskowRouel NepomucenoKelly StoneKazuhide TakeuchiKristina VassilMoekoWatanabe

DANCE FOR EVERYONE - KOISURU FORTUNE COOKIESGina Georgiouand others

BRAZILLIAN JIU JITSU PERFORMANCEEliot Kelly sensei and others

Japanese Music PerformanceBethany, Tyler and others

Shouting ContestProf. Akihiro Kumagai and Mrs. Kumagai

Kaishibai PerformanceProf. Jeffrey Dym

Japanese and American National AnthemEmynee Carte

Soran Bushi by CSUS Japan ClubMichael ConstantinouEahab MasoudDavid MatthewsKevin RoblesTsaab M. Hue ChiSamantha Walker

STAGE MCQuin & Inna

DJLalmatia

JAPAN DAY PHOTOGRAPHEREmma StewartPaul Shergill

HANDS-ON LEARNING TABLES
1. INFORMATION TABLEThomas TinderCeleste WintertonGabriel Schlaefer

2 FOOD TABLECeleste WintertonThomas TinderStevenson TangGabriel Schlaefer

3. CARD MAKING/JAPANESE TEACHER TABLEAtsuko Kiuchi (Leader)Lia-san

4. CHOPSTICK TABLEXiuhan Chen (Leader)Connor Shaughnessy

5. HANABURA TABLEDavid Matthew (Leader) Vicky Tran Eahab Masoud Cody MakJulia Cheng

6. Wakamatsu Farm TABLE American River Conservancy (http://www.arconservancy.org/wakamatsu/)

7. ORIGAMI TABLELaura Daw (Leader)Ka Bao ThaoDennis HonKenneth Mercado Gary Yang

8. LAGUNA HIGH SCHOOL TABLEHiromi Hurtado sensei (Leader)her students

9. KENDAMA TABLESugano McHale Naoko sensei (Leader)Kazuhide Takeuchi senseiYvette SiegelLaguna high school students

11. CALLIGRAPHY TABLETia Riebe-Ricketts (Leader)Shen LowBriana CruzMei Ki Chick

12. TONGUE TWISTER TABLEIto Junko senseiWatanabe Moeko senseiKato Yoko senseiCaitlin Planchard (all day help)Tyler Taketa

13. MATSUYAMA SISTER CITY TABLEGloria Espejo

14. MATSUYAMA TRAVEL AND STUDY TABLEKenneth Mercado & Jessica Garcia

15. AIKIDO & IAIDO TABLEMatt Fluty sensei, Aikido Center SacramentoBenjamin Greve Sensei and others

16. SAKURA GAKUEN TABLENari Igawa Senseiothers

17. KAMISHIBAI TABLEJeffrey Dym Sensei

18 & 19 ANIME & MANGAJason Bowmanand others

20. OHAJIKI TABLECatherine Miskow senseiKristina Vassil sensei

21. KIMONO PHOTO BOOTHMiskow SenseiRose SealeLai SaeleeLindsey KiefferJoshua CorinoKai StevensAndro PaltingSeth SomeraRachel Lapastora Cassandra Luangrath

22. COSPLAYSydney NakamuraFreddy Figueroa

23 VIDEO GAMEEric Clark

24. NIGAOE– PORTRAIT TABLEJasmine Drake (Leader)Jessica Williams (all day)

25. OKINAWA TABLE
Joelle Panugaling (Leader)Kai StevensKayla SomeraLayla KueEfrain Nolasco

26. NIHONGO TABLEHiroko Miller (Leader)Rojie CalabiaoLoi Huynh

27. GOLD FISHLindy Kim (Leader)Shen ThaoManjot MahilHelpers: Seth SomeraLayla KueMareena LiLai SaeleeRobert ShorterKai StevensJoshua CorinoKayla Somera

28. OKASHI SAMPO (Snack Walk) Booth Robert ShorterNicole GrottkauManjot Mahil

29. ALUMNI TABLEJamie Nakamura Takuma Nakamura*First J-Night organizier!

30. PRIZE TABLECerise Jackson (Leader)Lindy KimManjot MahilLindsey KiefferYvette SiegelSheng ThaoYvette Siegel

MORNING SET UP HELPERSZack Mccormick Michael HoangYoko KatoEliot KellyMatthew AbrahamVicky TranEthan TranPaul ShergillDominic TranRose SealeYatra RachoganKazuhide TakeuchiNaoko McHaleJunko ItoMoe WatanabeMaryam Atashi Golestan Kristina Vassil

CLEAN UP HELPERSZack Mccormick Michael HoangInna PshichenkoLindsey KiefferEthan TranPaul ShergillDominic TranMatthew AbrahamKristina VassilEliot Kelly

FLOATERS – HELPING OUT EVENTSSheng ThaoInna PshichenkoGabriel SchlaeferYatra RachoganPaul ShergillEthan TranHannah Na

JAPANESE LANGUAGE TEACHERSMaryam GolestanJunko HosoiHiromi HurtadoJunko ItoNari IgawaEliot KellyYoko KatoAtsuko KiuchiYukiko KozumaMizue KumagaiKazue MasuyamaNaoko McHaleCatherine MiskowRouel NepomucenoKelly StoneTadashi SuzukiKazuhide TakeuchiKristina VassilMoeko Watanabe





This list has been created by Sign-up genius, feedback, and observation. If any errors (addition/deletion), please let me (Kazue Masuyama) know (masuyama@csus.edu)



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