Japanese culture on display at annual Matsuri festival


Japanese culture, customs and cuisine will be on display at Illinois College when a visiting delegation of college students hosts a celebration for the Jacksonville community.

The Matsuri festival will take place on Tuesday, February 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Bruner Fitness and Recreation Center on the Illinois College campus. Held annually, the event will feature Japanese food, demonstrations and hands-on activities. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend.

Twenty-seven students from Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, arrived in Jacksonville in early February and are spending a little over four weeks engaged in the study of American culture and the English language on campus. The college is in its 27th year of intercultural exchange with the university.


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