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White Oak Library District to Host Japanese Culture Month

Programs include a Japanese food tasting, a Japanese Film Festival and programs on anime and manga.

Japanese culture will be celebrated this April at the White Oak Library District.

The district has received a grant from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership that has generously allowed us to bring some unique and fun-filled programs to the Romeoville Branch.

Get an inside look at the places and tradition that have inspired anime and manga with author James Kennedy at Real Japan for Anime Fans Thursday, April 4th, and learn how to write you name in Japanese.

Looking for some tasty sushi—stop by on Wednesday, April 10, for some yummy Japanese food and learn how to make scrumptious sushi at our Japanese Food Tasting.

Our Japanese Film Festival on Saturday, April 20 will feature the cinematic classics "Jiro Dreams," "Sanjuro," "Princess Mononoke," and "Shall We Dance?"

Finally, popular manga author Josh Elder, who wrote the awesome manga series Mail Order Ninja, will talk about his writing process and how manga and graphic novels are becoming accepted teaching tools in today’s classrooms on Monday, April 29. There is something for everyone as we explore the rich heritage of Japanese culture.

Editor's note: This article was submitted by the White Oak Library District. 

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