Japan Culture Night

posted Oct 29, 2016, 8:43 AM by Hilary Godin   [ updated Oct 29, 2016, 9:53 AM ]
 - is November 5, 2016 in the LHS Auditorium from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Come join us for a fun and interactive night, including Taiko Drumming, Japanese Calligraphy, Karate, and Origami. Great for families with young children. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults.

Press Release:

This past Monday, Longmeadow High School students, teachers, administrators and parents

gathered to welcome two Japanese students and their English teacher to Longmeadow after a

very long and exhausting trip. These students are part of an exchange program between

Longmeadow High School and Takikawa that has been happening for over a decade. Takikawa

is located in Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island which is known for its open landscapes and

beautiful nature.

Two groups of students from Japan will be visiting Longmeadow and the surrounding areas

from now until November 6th. The first group, comprised of the two students and teacher

mentioned above, are from Takikawa Nishi High School and are part of the long-term exchange

program. The second group, known as Junior Ambassadors, will arrive on November 2nd and

leave with the first group on November 6th. All of the students and their English teacher will

stay with host families in Longmeadow and will surely gain valuable insight into the everyday

lives of Americans in our region.

The fourth annual Japan Culture Night will be held this year on Saturday, November 5th at

Longmeadow High School. This fun and family-friendly event includes interactive

demonstrations of Taiko drumming, karate, a traditional Japanese folk dance, and a

presentation about school and life in Takikawa by the student ambassadors. There will also be

hands-on activities such as origami and calligraphy, and snacks and refreshments will be


Please join us on Saturday, November 5th 6:00 P.M. in the Longmeadow High School

auditorium, 95 Grassy Gutter Road, Longmeadow, Massachusetts. The cost is $5.00 for

students and $10.00 for adults, and the money raised will help support the exchange program.