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Community clean up by Japanese Culture Club

Japanese Culture Club spent a cleaning up the area around Southwest HIgh School from 3:10 to 4:10 on Monday, May 21st.  You can see how much trash we picked up.
Soran Bushi at Talentfest 2018
8 students of Japanese Culture Club participated in the Talentfest 2018 on Friday, April 13, 2018. They danced "Soran Bushi".   Please click here to watch the video published in the Youtube.

Sōran Bushi (ソーラン節) is one of the most famous traditional songs and dance in Japan. It is a Japanese sea shanty that is said to have been first sung by the fishermen of Hokkaidō, northern Japan.  Sōran Bushi acts by acting ocean waves, fishermen dragging nets, pulling ropes and lifting luggage over their shoulders. This dance is taught in many schools across Japan as part of the curriculum.

During regular intervals of the dance, the words "DOKKOISHO! DOKKOISHO!" and "SORAN! SORAN!" are called. Those words were used in the past to encourage the fisherman during their work.
Talentfest 2018
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Students in the Japanese Culture Club did ONIGIRI (rice ball) making.  They put salted plum in our onigiri.  It was delicious! 
Students in the Japanese Culture Club did TAKOYAKI (okutopus ball) making.  They put chocolete and cheese in Takoyaki.  It was very amiricanized takoyaki.
Students in the Japanese Culture Club did cooking lesson and made ICHIGODAIFUKU on Wednesday, September 13th.  Victoria made a nice one.  We enjoyed eating ICHIGODAIFUKU.  Yammy!
Koi Dance at Talentfest 2017
7 students of Japanese Culture Club and Ms. Tago participated in the Talentfest 2017 on Friday, April 14, 2017.  They danced "Koi Dance"  Please click here to
Takoyaki making
watch the video published in the Youtube.  

Sometimes a song or a dance can be so catchy that we find our bodies moving involuntarily to the beat and before long, the whole routine has eventually wormed itself into our heads. That’s exactly what’s happening to thousands of people in Japan, as the “Koi Dance” craze spreads throughout the country, and it’s all thanks to the theme song for a new Japanese drama called Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu, which translates to Running Away is Shameful but Helpful, but goes by the English title, We Married as a Job!

Students in the Japanese Culture Club did TAKOYAKI (okutopus ball) making.  They put chocolete in Takoyaki.  I cannot bekeive it.
Students in the Japanese Culture Club are practicing the dance, '恋ダンス (KOI DANSU)”.  The site for you to practice is below.
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Students in the Japanese Culture Club did crain making.  We will replace the old crains in the room.
We set a presentation board in the Cofeteria and try to get some students for the Japanese Culture Club.  Yoko, RIn, Megan, Maddie, and Grace, thank you for coming to volunteer!


Children's Day in Japan : KODOMO NO HI

Every May 5, it is Kodomo no Hi or "Children’s Day" in Japan. Families fly koinobori banners in the shape of a carp (a type of fish) for each child in their house. In Japanese folklore, the carp is a symbol of determination and vigor, overcoming all obstacles to swim upstream. Samurai warrior figurines and samurai kabuto helmets are also displayed in homes to inspire strength and bravery.  Japanese Culture Club made kabuto heimets and wore them.


Community Servise
Candy Sushi making 12-6-17
Onigiri making 0n 11-1-17
Takoyaki making 10-4-17
Ichigo Daifuku making 9-13-17
TalentFest 2017
Banner making for Kasugaoka
Crain/ Key chain making