Texas State Japanese club
to sponsor benefit event
The Japanese Language and Culture Club at Texas State is sponsoring an event Thursday to raise funds for earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan.
Japanese snacks and drinks will be provided, and there will be a silent auction of items from Japan.
There also will be a speaker via video from one of the quake-stricken areas of Japan. Texas State student Eriko Maruyama will sing Japanese songs and lead a sing-along of the most popular Japanese song in the United States, Sukiyaki.
Students from the Suzuki School of Violin in Austin will play, there will be karate and judo demonstrations, and members of JLC will perform a traditional Japanese dance called Soran Bushi.
The traditional Sakura festival, which is named for a kind of Japanese cherry blossom, originated in ancient Japan as a way to celebrate the arrival of spring.
Learn more about the Japanese Language and Culture Club on Facebook.