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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.
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...

Moms Weekend activities that won’t break the bank

Moms Weekend activities that won’t break the bank
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...

National Acrobats from China to perform at Krannert

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...

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. 
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...

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

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

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.
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...

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