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Country Spotlight, Japan: Sapporo, Snow Festivals, Art in Hokkaido, and Mochi

February 28, 2018
6:00 pm
Bechtel Conference Center

Intrigued about snow festivals? How about performance art in an ice hotel? Come learn about Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island, including the Sapporo Snow Festival and Hokkaido's art scene. At Asia Society Northern California's second "Country Spotlight," ASNC will feature speakers from and who have lived in Hokkaido, Japan in addition to a representative from Sapporo Brewing Company, located in the capital of Hokkaido. At the end of the program, attendees will be treated to a mochi making demonstration by Chef Kaori.

Program Format
5:30 - 6:00 PM        Registration
6:00 - 7:30 PM        Speakers & mochi making demonstration
7:30 - 8:00 PM        Reception

Speakers
Chef Kaori Becker and Yukiko Zinke, Founders, Kaori's Kitchen
Masaki Kihara Schultz, Regional Sales Manager, Sapporo U.S.A.
Cerell Rivera, Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Programme Alum, Asahikawa - Hokkaido, Japan
Aoi Yamaguchi, Japanese Calligrapher, Aoi Yamaguchi Calligraphy

Photo credit: "Ephemeral + Eternal" Live calligraphy & sound performance by Aoi Yamaguchi and Corey Fuller at Ice Hills Hotel in Tobetsu, Hokkaido (2016). Photo by Akko Terasasa.

Bechtel Conference Center

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