The annual Japanese Culture Day was hosted at Ke Kula ‘O Nawahiokalani‘opu‘u on Oct. 25 as a part of its East Asian heritage language program to honor the multiple cultures of Hawaii. This event showcases the beauty of Japanese culture through various demonstrations and hands-on activities. This year’s demonstrations included aikido, bon dancing and kimono. Students also participated in workshops in calligraphy, musubi-making, origami and Japanese games. “My students look forward to this event to explore and experience Japanese traditions,” said Kumu Pilialoha Smith. “It provides a great opportunity for them to increase their awareness and understanding of Japanese culture!” Nawahi students try on “yukata (summer kimono)” at the Japanese Culture Day event.
Hawaiian Immersion School hosts Japanese Culture Day
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