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Noboru Fujinuma, a Living National Treasure of Japan, visits Japan House

Noboru Fujinuma, a renowned contemporary basket artist, creates a chabana container used for flowers during a tea ceremony at the Japan House on Oct. 24. Fujinuma is a Living National Treasure of Japan, meaning he is certified as a preserver of important, intangible, cultural properties.

By Kayla Raflores, Contributing writer

October 28, 2017

While teaching at the Art Institute of Chicago, Professor Emeritus Shozo Sato was asked to translate for Japanese bamboo artist Noboru Fujinuma. Sato graciously agreed. Fujinuma, who spoke little English, was visiting after some of his bamboo work was bought and donated to the Art Institute ...

Moms Weekend activities that won’t break the bank

Moms Weekend activities that won’t break the bank

By Christina Oehler

April 7, 2015

Parents’ weekends are the most underrated weekends of the year. The dynamic of the relationship with my parents changed when I got to college; they were no longer the disciplinary force in my life, but they became my best friends.  I realized I have stopped trying to escape them like I did in high sc...

National Acrobats from China to perform at Krannert

By Brittney Nadler

October 22, 2014

Juggling drums with their feet, kicking bowls while riding unicycles, diving through hoops and contorting are only a few of the acts the National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China will be performing Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. “This group is travelin...

Campus provides must-sees and dos

Pictured is a beef brisket sandwich covered in Georgia peach barbecue sauce and a side of sweet potato fries, served at the Black Dog Smoke and Ale House in Urbana. This barbeque joint is well-known by students and community members alike for its mouth-watering food. 

By Declan Harty

July 26, 2014

With over seven square miles of campus covering two towns and hosting more than 40,000 students, the University has an endless amount of places that students need to see.The rush of college can take away from the campus, especially in your first year. So make it a point to maybe spend a night at a resta...

Five things to definitely take part in while living in Champaign-Urbana

Five things to definitely take part in while living in Champaign-Urbana

By Abrar Al-Heeti

May 28, 2014

Champaign-Urbana is constantly brimming with activities and events. There’s hardly a dull moment on this campus. Here are just five events you won’t want to miss: The Farmer’s Market Market at the Square is held every Saturday morning — rain or shine — from 7 a.m. to noon at the corner of ...

Calligraphy classes share Japanese culture with CU community

Calligraphy workshop with Shozo Sato, an internationally renowned master of Japanese Zen arts, organized by the Japan House on Monday evening. He teaches his students how to write by putting his hand on students’ to guide them in writing.

By Stephanie Kim

April 8, 2014

Calligraphy can be considered a silent waltz with the brush. Shozo Sato, Japan House founder and professor emeritus of the University, takes the lead. Sato has returned to campus to teach a series of calligraphy classes at the Japan House.  With a degree in multiple Japanese arts — including tea ceremony...