As a diverse and multicultural community, it is important to celebrate National Days around the world - the Japanese National Foundation Day is no exception! Here our KLASS Comm team tell you more about the festivities and the events their arranged this week.
During National Foundation Day, festivals such as the Kenkoku-sai are held at Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples. Japanese people also take part in the National Foundation Day parade by waving flags and carrying ‘mikoshi’ (known in English as portable shrines) to the nearby shrine.
To embrace the spirit of celebration, we celebrated this occasion on the 23rd of February with two exciting events! For starters, we embraced our creative sides by exploring the beauty of Japanese Origami, and we also encouraged students to put their knowledge to the test with the Japanese trivia quiz which covered a variety of topics, ranging from anime to Japanese history.
I’m sure one of the most exciting aspects of Japanese culture is their food! We customised the menu for the day to celebrate Japanese National Foundation Day.
At JB, the following meals were served on the day of the celebration:
- Suzuki Tempura with Cha Soba and Salad
- Chicken Teriyaki Panini with Wedges and Sala
- Miso Soup and Onigiri.
At EP, the following meals were served on the day:
- Chicken Katsu with Stir-Fried Cabbage and Yakisoba Fried Noodles
- Nikujaga Beef with Japanese Rice and Beansprouts
- Japanese Vegan Curry with Rice and Edamame Beans.
We would like to thank everyone for celebrating with us!
Interested in studying in Japan? Check out our blog post with Francis who chose Japan as her higher education study destination and studied in Tokyo or perhaps you want to learn the Japanese martial art of judo, one of many options in our extra curricular activities for students.