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Visitors from Japan share customs during Culture Fair at Stevens Middle School

Visitors from Japan share customs during Culture Fair at Stevens Middle School
Posted on 01/12/2018
Visitors from Japan share customs during Culture Fair at Stevens Middle School

Students at Stevens Middle School recently had the chance to experience a taste of culture from the far east.  Visitors from sister city Mutsu, Japan, hosted by Stevens Middle School families, demonstrated some of their customs during a culture fair in the school library on Monday, January 8.  The Mutsu delegation, including ten students, came to town January 5 – 9, 2018, taking part in a host of activities.

The culture fair included sampling traditional Japanese green tea and Japanese sweets, folding hats out of Japanese print newspapers, creating Origami birds, writing Japanese calligraphy and more.

mutsu19SMS Culture Fair 019:  Keita Amanai, giving samples of Japanese candy, first presented his card to the students. 
mutsu19SMS Culture Fair 053:  Stevens Middle School students Seann Greene (left) and Connor Hudgen wear newspaper hats they created under instruction from Mutsu visitor Namase Ikeda. The American students found the Japanese newsprint very interesting as well!
mutsu19SMS Culture Fair 084: Stevens students sample matcha, a green tea made from powder.
mutsu19SMS Culture Fair 091:  Colby Groves (left) and Junya Ishikura prepared the green tea drink for students in a traditional manner.  Junya gave each student some Japanese candy and advised them to eat these with the tea, as the drink is quite bitter.

For additional assistance, please contact:

M. Patsene Dashiell
Communications & Community Relations Coordinator
pdashiell@portangelesschools.org
Ph: 360-565-3703
Port Angeles School District
Central Services – 216 East 4th Street
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