Thursday, September 27, 2012

Bethany Japanese Outreach and Culture Club Holds Presentation

The Bethany College Japan Outreach and Japanese Culture Club on Sept. 24 held a cultural presentation on Japanese marriage and wedding customs in Commencement Hall.
The presentation was held as a part of the 25th Explore Japan Event. The annual celebration was initiated in 1988 with a gift from the Nisshin Steel Co., Ltd., located in Tokyo, Japan. Since then, Bethany has provided Japanese language and culture educational events in the Ohio Valley.

The event saw four Japanese presenters show and demonstrate how to prepare traditional Japanese wedding kimonos. In the Japanese culture, a marriage creates a strong bond between two families and the wedding ceremony is considered with care and seriousness. Although Japanese society turned towards the modern, citizens still follow traditional wedding customs.

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