Event Schedule 2016
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2016 Japan Day

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








Click the below to view more pictures & videos
Emma-san's Photos (Website)
Kenneth-san (historian)' Photos (Facebook)
Catherine-sensei's Photos (Facebook)

Japan Day 2015
11:00 am- 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Library Quad and walking path towards Eureka http://www.csus.edu/campusmap/Sacramento State UniversityFree Parking: Structure II


Event Schedule & Flyer

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We are celebrating Japanese language and culture at “Japan Day” on April 12, 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 singing together “Happiness" (by Arashi, J-pop) since this year's One World theme is "Happiness". At 11-1pm, a group of Japanese language teachers in the Greater Sacramento Region will lead this year’s event through singing, dancing, and educational games. Then, Sac State Japan Club will host stage performances at 1-4pm. Our performers include students from various schools and universities as well as local performers.


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11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Japanese Teacher-led Educational Activities at the Library Quad

At the stage

  • Welcome by Kazue Masuyama sensei, Sac State

  • Chorus Singing ("Happiness": Lyrics typed in Roma-ji), led by Junko Hosoi sensei, Aragon High School Click here - Song

  • Dance (Koisuru Fortune Cookies), led by Gina-san & Atsuko Kuichi sensei, Elk Grove High School Click here - Dance

  • 11:30 am Shouting Contest Guideline - Organized by Mizue Kumagai sensei (pin)

  • 12:00 pm Contests and Activities



Main Information Table at the Library Quad (Two tables)

Table 1 Chopstick Skill Contest はし豆コンテスト- Organized by Kiuchi Sensei (pin)

Table 2 Tongue Twister - Organized by Junko Ito sensei & Moe Watanabe sensei at UC Davis (pin)

Table 3 University of California, Davis Table - Organized by Nobuko Koyama sensei

Table 4 Kendama Traditional Japanese Games - Organized by Naoko McHale sensei (pin)

Table 5 High School Table - Organized by Hiromi Hurtado sensei

Table 6 Calligraphy Name Writing - Organized by Tia Riebe-Ricketts & Shen Low

Table 7 Ohajiki (Japanese Marbles Game) - What is Ohajiki? (click the link) - Organized by Catherine Miskow sensei

Table 8 Japanese Game Show Booth - Organized by Catherine Miskow sensei.

Table 9 Nigaoe - Portrait by SacState Students - Organized by Sydney Nakamura & Samantha Walker

Table 10 Anime Manga Table - Organized by SacState Students Anime Club

Table 11 Cosplay Table - Organized by Anna Ramudo

Table 12 Origami - Organized by Dennis Hon and Austin Takechi

Table 13 Nihongo Table (speak Japanese) - Organized by Travis Simmons

Table 14 Asian Culture Club Table

Table 15 Fashion Show Table

Table 16 Card "Hanafuda" Game Table. What is Hanabuda? http://www.pagat.com/class/flower.html

Table 17 Sumo Table

Table 18 Go Table. What is go? https://gogameguru.com/what-is-go/

Table 19 Gold Fish Catching - Organized by Rojie Calabiao and Darrel Quintos


< 12:30 - 12:45 Bandaloop Performance at Library's Wall >

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3CQX1Hgd9M

1:00 - 3:00 or 4:00 pm Stage Performance

  • Chorus Singing "Happiness"

  • Welcome Speech by Jeremy Durant, Japan Club President

  • Koisuru fortune cookies (Led by Gina and Kiuchi sensei)

  • Japanese Kendo performance


< 1:30 - 1:45 Bandaloop Performance at Library's Wall >

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3CQX1Hgd9M

  • Koyasan Spirit of Children Taiko

  • Sukiyaki Song by Kelsey & Jacob

  • Fashion Show, organized by Emynee Carter

  • Japanese Bon Dance by Hokka Minyo Tanoshimi Kai

  • Aikido Dojo

  • Idol Master's "Colorful Days" - Dance Performance by Gina Georgiou, Erika Wu, Vero Almanza

  • okame.gifKendo Performance

  • Cosplay Contest, organized by Anna Ramudo

  • Soran Bushi by CSUS Japan Club, coordinated by Michael Constantinou

  • Ending Remarks


Japan Day Coordinator: Prof. Kazue Masuyama (kmasuyama@csus.edu)

Japan Club event coordinator: Gabriel Schlaefer


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/





Other performances on Sunday




  • **Francophone Day** - Mariposa Hall 1001

  • Interactive Musical Parade - Outside Capistrano Hall, 12:45 p.m.

  • Kid Zone - Outdoor Theatre

  • Campus radio station KSSU, bounce house, hamster balls, & giveaways

  • Muddy Hands - Kadema Hall

  • Musical Petting Zoo - Capistrano Hall, 1 - 4 p.m.

  • SactoMoFo Food Trucks - outside Capistrano Hall, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Student Orgs. Alley - between Sinclair Road & Capistrano Hall

  • "The Cat that Walked Himself" by Sac State's Opera Theatre - Music Recital Hall, 1:30 p.m.
Free admission. Run time: 1 hour.

  • //Unveiling the Soul// Open Rehearsal - Playwrights' Theatre, 1:15 p.m.

  • World Music Lecture/Demonstration: South Indian (Carnatic) Music - Capistrano Hall 151, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

  • Demonstration: 5:30 - 7 p.m., Q&A Session: 7 - 7:30 p.m. **Sacramento Dance Sampler** - Solano 1010 Dancespace, 7 p.m. *



Article on Fun Family Day (last year) http://www.csus.edu/sacstatenews/Articles/2013/03/documents/FestivalOfArts.pdf







Sacramento State University


Japan Day 2014

11:00 am- 4:00 pmSunday, April 13, 2014Library Quad and walking path towards Eurekahttp://www.csus.edu/campusmap/


We are celebrating Japanese language and culture at “Japan Day” on April 13, 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 singing together “Ai wa Katsu (literally "Love will win") re-recorded by Ganbarou Nippon Ai Wa Katsu Singers for an earthquake relief effort.


At 11-2pm, a group of Japanese language teachers in the Greater Sacramento Region will lead this year’s event through singing, dancing, educational quizzes and games. Then, Sac State Japan Club will host stage performances at 2-4pm. Our stage performance will begin with national anthems. Our performers include students from various schools and universities as well as local performers.


Teacher-led Activities on the Stage - 11:00am - 2:00pm

11:00 am

Library
Quad
  • Group Singing (Ai wa katsu: Lyrics typed in Roma-ji), led by Kumagai sensei, Mira Loma High School Click here - Song
  • Group Dancing (Koisuru Fortune Cookies), led by Kuichi sensei, Elk Grove High School Click here - Dance
11:30 am
Please come to the Green areas behind the information booth.
  • Ultra Quiz (Quiz on Japan - geography, history, culture, society, etc.)This ideas came out of "Trans America Ultra Quiz" aired from 1977 until 1992, and 1998 in Japan.
  • Preliminary Contest => The winners will move on to the next stage.
  • Click here - Possible Quiz Questions
12:30 am


Library

Quad
  • Ultimate - Ultra Quiz (Quiz on Japan - geography, history, culture, society, etc.)This ideas came out of "Trans America Ultra Quiz" aired from 1977 until 1992, and 1998 in Japan.
  • Finalists will complete their knowledge of Japan on the stage.

  • $20 for the winner of Ultra Quiz (2nd and 3rd: $10.00)
1:00 am


Library

Quad
The contest is held at the stage in the Library Quad
1:30 am


Library

Quad
The contests and activities are held at the stage in the Library Quad
  • Kendama Finalist Contest
  • Tongue Twister Finalist Contest
  • Group Singing (Ai wa katsu: Lyrics typed in Roma-ji)
  • Group Dancing (Koisuru Fortune Cookies)


Activities at the Information Booth - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Main Information Table

- Event brochure (please pick up a brochure)

- Information on Japan Quiz & Loud Contest

- Information on Sac State's information


Table 1 **Chopstick Skill Contest** by Kiuchi Sensei (pin)


Table 2 Tongue Twister by Ito Sensei & Watanabe Sensei at UC Davis (pin)

Table 3 University of California, Davis Table

Table 4 Traditional Japanese Games by McHale Sensei (pin)


Table 5 Calligraphy Name Writing by Eri Okuda, and other Exchange students from Japan

Table 6 Origami by Kato Sensei & Austin

Table 7 Japanese Celebrity by Michaela Erwin

Table 8 Japanese Game Show by Jerry Chan and Sanh Lui

Table 9 Japanese Music by Gabriel

Table 10 Anime by Kou Vue

Table 11 Manga by Jason Bowman

Table 12 Cosply by Katrina Giroux-Combs

Table 13 Japanese food by Celeste Winterton

Table 14 Japanese Region


The following two activities may be organized on the green.

Table 15 Gold Fish by Sandy and Josh

Table 16 Nerf activities By Julien


We will set up "Keep Smiling Project38" at the Library Quad throughout the event.

You can send your smiles to children in Tohoku

http://www.keepsmilingproject38.com


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Back design Front Design     Buy our original T-shirt! Part of proceeds will be donated to Great Tohoku Earth quake fund.


Stage Performance Hosted by CSU J-Club - 2:00 – 4:00 pm


2:00 - 3:00 pm

  • National Anthems of America and Japan by Jason Pano

  • Welcome Speech by Lilian Diep

  • Fashion Show by Emynee

  • Cosplay Contest, led by Emynee Click here - Cosply Contest Guideline

  • Martial Arts Group Performance by CSUS Martial Arts Club


3:00 - 4:00/4:10 pm
  • Japanese Bon Dance by Hokka Minyo Tanoshimi Kai

  • Aikido dojo

  • Diablo Performance by Makarand Nadendla

  • Music Performance by Dalton, Mai, Masashi, and Solina

  • Sakura Sakura Dance Performance by JCC from Laguna Creek High School

  • Iaido Performance by Dianna Lynne, Nippon Budo Kai

  • Rimokon Dance Performance by Davis High School Japanese Clubokame.gif

  • Soran Bushi by CSUS Japan Club


  • Ending Ceremony




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/

Article on Fun Family Day (last year) http://www.csus.edu/sacstatenews/Articles/2013/03/documents/FestivalOfArts.pdf

ウルトラクイズ

We will ask you "YES" "NO" question.
The followings are example questions.
The winner gets "Prize"!

Geography
Japan is made up of four main islands
Yes (Honshu, Shikoki, Kyushu and Hokkaido, and more than 6000 small islands).

History
There was an era that the Japanese government broke off all relations with foreign countries, prohibited foreign travel early in the seventeenth century. The power to break this isolation of Japan was the U.S. government.
Yes (the arrival of Commodore Perry in 1853 marked the end of Japan’s isolation.)

Languages
There are three main types of written characters in Japan.
Yes (Three main types: Kanji, Hiragana and Katakana)

Daily Customs
In Japan, when you take a bath, other people use the same bath water.
Yes (It’s quite clean, because we’ve already washed and rinsed ourselves before getting into it.)

Popular Culture
Picachu is a cat?
No (a mouse)

Food
The term Pocky is named after the Japanese onomatopoeia (sound) of biting.Yes ("Poki"is a snapping sound of breaking a piece of something apart)*contributed by SacState students.


Other topics
Seppuku (Harakiri) is still practiced as a form of suicide in present-day Japan.
No (Yukio Mishima’s suicide by seppuku in 1970 was an extremely exceptional case, and astonished even the Japanese.)