Activity Information
Recommended Audience
General
Length of Time
3 hours
Resources
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Number of Facilitators
2
Source of Activity
Inessa Stepanenko
Purpose
To introduce Japan to student, faculty and staff and allow Japanese students to share their rich cultural tradition

A World of Japan

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2003
Time: 11:00am- 2:00pm
Sponsored by: Kliesen International Center, the International Club and Office of Recreational Sports
Program Director: Inessa Stepanenko, International Student Advisor
Other: Voted by students as the best activity of the year
Awards: Received an award for Outstanding Education Program 2002-2003 for contributions that enhance Our Lady of the Lake University community.

Budget

Description Source Cost
Sumo wrestling suits, helmets rental  Antwill Moonwalls and Activities (210)392-5088  $300.00 for 3 hours 
Mats and event referees Office of Recreational Sports FREE
Gift Certificate from a local Japanese Restaurant to be raffled as a door prize Fujiya Japanese Garden
(210)734-3551
FREE
Presentation by Naomi Morishita, Kumamoto, Japan Sister City Staff Liaison with City of San Antonio International Affairs Department, City of San Antonio FREE
Ingredients for Japanese Food Preparation HEB $100.00
Kimono Fashion Show OLLU Japanese Students FREE
Origami Exhibit Hand made by OLLU Japanese Students FREE
Japanese Pop music CDs FREE
TOTAL to us   $400
  1. Sumo Wrestling Match – Sane students, faculty and staff dressed up in over-stuffed, colored, foam filled body suits complete with miwashis (diapers) and helmet. When the referee blew a whistle, the two wrestlers shoved each other until one fell to the mat or out of the ring. The only real danger was carrying the spectators off in fits of laughter! The winners were presented with Champion Trophies.
  2. Introduction to Japanese food (rice and miso soup) and Japanese Tea
  3. Presentation by Naomi Morishita, Kumamoto, Japan Sister City Staff Liaison with City of San Antonio
  4. Kimono Fashion Show
  5. Origami display
  6. Japanese pop music