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Japanese Culture Club
First Friday
  • When: Wednesdays

  • Where: Room W322

  • What time: 3:10- 4:00 (-4:30 for J-Quiz study)!



Students in the Japanese Culture Club made Ichigo-Daifuku (Japanese rice cake with strawberry)  on Wednesday, October 2nd.  Some of them were very artistic.  They were very tasty!


First Friday

We Set a presentation board in the Coffereria and tried to get some students for the Japanese CUlture Club.

Isaac F, Vera G, Emily H, Isaac K, Ava L, and Grace L,

Thank you for being a volunteer!


Algorithm March with Japanese Culture Club students

Japanese Culture Club practiced the Algorithm March on Wednesday, December 19.  We tried to have some harmony, and  be like ninja.  After the march, we dissapered.  Click here to enjoy our Youtube video.  


Onigiri Project

We did our Onigiri project after school today with Japanese Culture Club on Wednesday, November 14th.  We published  our pictures to our Facebook individually.  The program will make a donation for each picture posted and school meals are delivered to children in need!   Many of participants liked our KONBU onigir!
Students in the Japanese Culture Club did TAKOYAKI (okutopus ball) making on September 26th.  They put chocolete and cheese in Takoyaki.  It was very amiricanized takoyaki.

Community clean up by Japanese Culture Club

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

Talentfest 2018
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.
Students in the Japanese Culture Club did ONIGIRI (rice ball) making.  They put salted plum in our onigiri.  It was delicious! 
Koi Dance at Talentfest 
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 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!



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.


Ichigo Daifuku making 10-10-18
Takoyaki making 9-25-18
Community Servise
Banner making for Kasugaoka