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We are celebrating Japanese language and culture at “Japan Day” on April 9, 2017, 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 dances and singing by students from various schools and universities. In addition, French club, Italian club, Spanish club and Alumni Association of World Languages and Literatures will run their table at the one corner of the library quad. Other events on Sunday (Sunday Fun-Day website)

Campus map: http://www.csus.edu/campusmap/

SUNDAY FUNDAY (BROCHURE) FREE PARKING

JAPAN DAY - CAMPUS CALENDAR

If you want to help out the event in 2017, sign up CLICK HERE & JOIN Japan Club



2017 Schedule
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JAPAN DAY WAS TRULY WONDERFUL!

Photos and Videos


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 Kai

They 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 Budo

Benjamin Greve Sensei and others



AIKIDO Performance by Aikido Center Sacramento

Matt Fluty sensei and others


Japanese Teacher/Professor Performance

Junko Hosoi, Lead singer

(Alphabetical order)

Maryam Golestan

Ito Junko

Hiromi Hurtado

Eliot Kelly

Yoko Kato

Atsuko Kiuchi

Yukiko Kozuma

Mizue Kumagai

Kazue Masuyama

Naoko McHale

Catherine Miskow

Rouel Nepomuceno

Kelly Stone

Kazuhide Takeuchi

Kristina Vassil

MoekoWatanabe



DANCE FOR EVERYONE - KOISURU FORTUNE COOKIES

Gina Georgiouand others



BRAZILLIAN JIU JITSU PERFORMANCE

Eliot Kelly sensei and others



Japanese Music Performance

Bethany, Tyler and others



Shouting Contest

Prof. Akihiro Kumagai and Mrs. Kumagai



Kaishibai Performance

Prof. Jeffrey Dym



Japanese and American National Anthem

Emynee Carte



Soran Bushi by CSUS Japan Club

Michael Constantinou

Eahab Masoud

David Matthews

Kevin Robles

Tsaab M. Hue Chi

Samantha Walker



STAGE MC

Quin & Inna



DJ

Lalmatia



JAPAN DAY PHOTOGRAPHER

Emma Stewart

Paul Shergill



HANDS-ON LEARNING TABLES


1. INFORMATION TABLE

Thomas Tinder

Celeste Winterton

Gabriel Schlaefer



2 FOOD TABLE

Celeste Winterton

Thomas Tinder

Stevenson Tang

Gabriel Schlaefer



3. CARD MAKING/JAPANESE TEACHER TABLE

Atsuko Kiuchi (Leader)

Lia-san



4. CHOPSTICK TABLE

Xiuhan Chen (Leader)

Connor Shaughnessy



5. HANABURA TABLE

David Matthew (Leader)

Vicky Tran

Eahab Masoud

Cody Mak

Julia Cheng



6. Wakamatsu Farm TABLE

American River Conservancy (http://www.arconservancy.org/wakamatsu/)



7. ORIGAMI TABLE

Laura Daw (Leader)

Ka Bao Thao

Dennis Hon

Kenneth Mercado

Gary Yang



8. LAGUNA HIGH SCHOOL TABLE

Hiromi Hurtado sensei (Leader)

her students



9. KENDAMA TABLE

Sugano McHale Naoko sensei (Leader)

Kazuhide Takeuchi sensei

Yvette Siegel

Laguna high school students



11. CALLIGRAPHY TABLE

Tia Riebe-Ricketts (Leader)

Shen Low

Briana Cruz

Mei Ki Chick



12. TONGUE TWISTER TABLE

Ito Junko sensei

Watanabe Moeko sensei

Kato Yoko sensei

Caitlin Planchard (all day help)

Tyler Taketa



13. MATSUYAMA SISTER CITY TABLE

Gloria Espejo



14. MATSUYAMA TRAVEL AND STUDY TABLE

Kenneth Mercado & Jessica Garcia



15. AIKIDO & IAIDO TABLE

Matt Fluty sensei, Aikido Center Sacramento

Benjamin Greve Sensei and others



16. SAKURA GAKUEN TABLE

Nari Igawa Sensei

others



17. KAMISHIBAI TABLE

Jeffrey Dym Sensei



18 & 19 ANIME & MANGA

Jason Bowmanand others



20. OHAJIKI TABLE

Catherine Miskow sensei

Kristina Vassil sensei



21. KIMONO PHOTO BOOTH

Miskow Sensei

Rose Seale

Lai Saelee

Lindsey Kieffer

Joshua Corino

Kai Stevens

Andro Palting

Seth Somera

Rachel Lapastora

Cassandra Luangrath



22. COSPLAY

Sydney Nakamura

Freddy Figueroa



23 VIDEO GAME

Eric Clark



24. NIGAOE– PORTRAIT TABLE

Jasmine Drake (Leader)

Jessica Williams (all day)



25. OKINAWA TABLE


Joelle Panugaling (Leader)

Kai Stevens

Kayla Somera

Layla Kue

Efrain Nolasco



26. NIHONGO TABLE

Hiroko Miller (Leader)

Rojie Calabiao

Loi Huynh



27. GOLD FISH

Lindy Kim (Leader)

Shen Thao

Manjot Mahil

Helpers: Seth Somera

Layla Kue

Mareena Li

Lai Saelee

Robert Shorter

Kai Stevens

Joshua Corino

Kayla Somera



28. OKASHI SAMPO (Snack Walk) Booth

Robert Shorter

Nicole Grottkau

Manjot Mahil



29. ALUMNI TABLE

Jamie Nakamura

Takuma Nakamura

*First J-Night organizier!



30. PRIZE TABLE

Cerise Jackson (Leader)

Lindy Kim

Manjot Mahil

Lindsey Kieffer

Yvette Siegel

Sheng Thao

Yvette Siegel



MORNING SET UP HELPERS

Zack Mccormick

Michael Hoang

Yoko Kato

Eliot Kelly

Matthew Abraham

Vicky Tran

Ethan Tran

Paul Shergill

Dominic Tran

Rose Seale

Yatra Rachogan

Kazuhide Takeuchi

Naoko McHale

Junko Ito

Moe Watanabe

Maryam Atashi Golestan

Kristina Vassil



CLEAN UP HELPERS

Zack Mccormick

Michael Hoang

Inna Pshichenko

Lindsey Kieffer

Ethan Tran

Paul Shergill

Dominic Tran

Matthew Abraham

Kristina Vassil

Eliot Kelly



FLOATERS – HELPING OUT EVENTS

Sheng Thao

Inna Pshichenko

Gabriel Schlaefer

Yatra Rachogan

Paul Shergill

Ethan Tran

Hannah Na



JAPANESE LANGUAGE TEACHERS

Maryam Golestan

Junko Hosoi

Hiromi Hurtado

Junko Ito

Nari Igawa

Eliot Kelly

Yoko Kato

Atsuko Kiuchi

Yukiko Kozuma

Mizue Kumagai

Kazue Masuyama

Naoko McHale

Catherine Miskow

Rouel Nepomuceno

Kelly Stone

Tadashi Suzuki

Kazuhide Takeuchi

Kristina Vassil

Moeko 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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皆さま、ジャパンデーにご参加してくださり、ありがとうございました! このイベントはサクラメント地域のArts and Festivalを高めていこうと大学規模のイベントで、いろいろな形でのコミュニティーからの参加が可能です。来年度へのご希望、提言などありましたら、是非お聞かせください。増山和恵

11:00 am - 3:00 pm


HANDS-ON Educational Activities at the Library Quad


PERFORMANCE AT THE Library Quad



PERFORMANCE AT THE Library Quad

Welcome at 11:00am

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

Let's sing together: みんなが英雄 Minnaga Eiyu

Shouting Contest

*12:00 - Welcome by Zack Mccormick & Matthew Abraham, J-Club President and VP

*12:10 - Iaido Enbu Performance by Greve sensei

*Aikido Performance

*Japanese Bon Dance by Hokka Minyo Tanoshimi Kai

*1:30 - Koyasan Spirit of Children Taiko

*Performance by Bethany and Tyler

*Kendama Finalist Performance

*Jiu jitsu by Eliot sensei and others

*Soran Bushi by CSUS Japan Club

*Closing and Thank you



HANDS-ON Educational Activities at the Library Quad

Japan Day Tables


Table 1: Information Table – Celeste Winterton
Table 2: Food Table – Celeste Winterton
Table 3: Japanese Teachers
Table 4: Chopsticks Table – Xiuhan Chen
Table 5: Hanafuda Table – David Matthews

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

Table 6: Wakamatsu Farm – American River Conservancy
Table 7: Origami Table – Dennis Hon
Table 8: Laguna High School
Table 9: Kendama Table – McHale Sensei
Table 10: Minyo Tanoshimi Kai – Morita Sensei & Gale Nagato
Table 11: Calligraphy Table– Tia Riebe-Ricketts & Shen Low
Table 12: Tongue Twister Table – Ito Sensei & Watanabe Sensei


Table 13: Matsuyama Sister City Table – Gloria Espejo
Table 14: Matsuyama Table – Kenneth Mercado, Jessica Garcia, Briana Cruiz, and Yatra Rachogan
Table 15: Aikido Table – Matt Fluty, Aikido Center Sacramento
Table 16: Sakura Gakuen Table – Igawa Sensei
Table 17: Kamishibai – Dym Sensei
Table 18: Anime/Manga Society Table
Table 19: Anime/Manga Society Table


Table 20: Ohajiki Table – Miskow Sensei

What is Ohajiki? (Click the link)

Table 21: Kimono Photo Booth – Miskow Sensei
Table 22: Cosplay Booth– Sydney Nakamura
Table 23: Video Game Table – Eric Clark
Table 24: Nigaoe Portrait Table – Jasmine Drake
Table 25: Okinawa Table – Joelle Panugaling
Table 26: Japanese Conversation Table – Hiroko Miller


Table 27: Goldfish Catching Booth– Lindy Kim
Table 28: Okashi Sanpo (Snack Walk) Booth – Robert Shorter
Table 29: Alumni Table – Jamie Nakamura
Table 30: Prize Table – Cerise Jackson




Organizers

Zack Mccormick, Japan Club President
Matthew Abraham, Japan Club Vice President
Michael Hoang, Event Coordinator
Erika Wu, Event Coordinator support & poster design
Celeste Winterton, Treasure
Garbriel Schlaefer, Treasure support
Kazue Masuyama, Professor and J-Club adviser, Sac State (kmasuyama@csus.edu)

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