The Coming of Age Ceremony (Seijin-shiki) is an important rite of passage for many young Japanese adults.
Principal Park kindly invited SDYSCS to participate in Barnard’s Lunar New Year Festival held at their school.
Thanks to the generosity and support of our Members and their friends, we were able to set up a mochi tsuki area where children could try their hand at pounding mochi and also have a taste of some mochi varieties, present a kimono fashion show with an array of intricate and colorful kimonos, and hold a judo demonstration by students from Migoto Dojo.
It was a great opportunity to participate in a community event and share a part of the Japanese culture.
The SDYSCS would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for the generosity to those that volunteered their time and efforts to share a piece of Japanese culture to children and parents of Barnard Asian Pacific Language Academy.
Kimono Rental Yuko & The San Diego Kimono Club
The San Diego Kimono Club and Kimono Rental ‘yuko’ San Diego closed out the LNY festivies with a beautiful kimono fashion show to with over 20 models! Special thanks to Marumi Fujiki, Yuko Niwa and Koji Kuninaga.
Migoto Judo’s rousing demonstration ended with a bang as Principal Park joined the fun by taking a few falls to the enjoyment of the audience. Speacial thanks to Sensei Roland Fernando and Caroline Rasing.
We would also like to thank Yuko Kawakyu for providing us with their personal usu and kine set. Kokugo Gakuen for providing us with our Matsui Happis and Azunakai’s Manami Nakayama for manning our table.