Taste of Japan 2012 on April 6 in the Grand Ballroom was a great success! Tons of people came out, and we had a great time. There were booths like calligraphy, manga, gold fish scooping, and DDR. We had awesome food, including several types of sushi, and yakisoba. The star of the night was the sumo suit wrestling station. We ordered two sumo suits and inflated them for epic battles! Those suits were heavy--Hilo, our event planner, said they were 50 lbs. The performances were stellar--G Girls, Will of G and Soran Bushi dance teams, did a great job, and singers and musicians also blew us away with their awesome J-pop covers. We also had special guests from Maryland, Chin Hamaya, who specialized in Okinawan taiko drumming, and a kendo group. Thanks for coming, everyone!
Danny Zollner did us a huge favor and took a bunch of pictures. Check them out!
|Team Soran pre-performance|
|Eliot, Nicola, and Jessica did an awesome job with their acoustic set!|
|The G Girls shake their groove thang|
|Sumo wrestling suits were a hit!|
|People line up to try on kimonos for the photo booth|
|Nerf gun station|
|IACE travel gave us little gift bags|
|The semi-finalists for the Nintendo 3DS who made it past the trivia round|
|The finalists for winning the Nintendo 3DS battle it out via sumo suit race|
|Charley Farmer won this year's big prize!!|
|Students play DDR|
|The kimono booth was a big hit as always!|
|During, Troy Mapa and other b-boys provided surprise entertainment by breaking it down on the dancefloor.|