March 28, 2016

Sakura Matsuri Event this Saturday

On Saturday, April 2, 2016, Japan Studies Student Leaders at Willamette University will be having their 8th annual Sakura Matsuri .

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/951540664935728

Photos from last year: https://www.flickr.com/photos/matttom11/albums/72157649451638064/page2

Featured entertainment:

Willamette Taiko (Willamette University’s taiko ensemble)
OSU Kengido (The main guy in the video trained with Kamui–the artists who performed in Kill Bill)
Takohachi Taiko (Based out of Portland)
JSSL Dance Team
Kat McDowell (LA/New Zealand/Japan-based musician)
Utsukikai (mochi pounding group from Portland)
Willamette Sanshin Club

It’s always a fun time for both kids and adults.  There are a bunch of crafts for the kids and endless entertainment.  Lots of booths in the lobby to purchase goods, too!