In focus: Japanese culture celebrated at Tenino festival


Josiah Bobo is fitted for a yukata during the Tenino Japanese Festival at Tenino High School on Saturday, May 11. Tenino Japanese Festival was hosted by the Tenino High School Japan program and Japanese Club on Saturday, May 11. 

Admission was free. 

“Let’s explore Japanese culture at Tenino High School,” organizers wrote in an announcement prior to the event. “We have many fun activities (photo booth-Samurai and Kimono, games), arts and crafts (Mother’s Day card, calligraphy, origami), yummy food (Japanese curry, gyoza, make your rice ball, tea ceremony), performances (Taiko, live calligraphy, Tenino students’ music performances) and workshops (samurai and Furoshiki and balloons) and more.”