Cultural Vistas and the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET) Alumni Association of Washington, D.C. hosted a reception celebrating the long and enduring bonds of friendship between the United States and Japan at its Washington, D.C. office on May 29 during the 2019 NAFSA Annual Conference.
Guests arrived to a Japanese koto player playing in traditional kimono to take part in Japanese Kit-Kat and sake tastings at booths manned by knowledgeable volunteers serving six (SIX!) varieties of sake. Other activities included wishing trees, two interactive Japanese maps, and a door prize raffle to win a bottle of Yamazaki 12-year whiskey. Japanese beer and sushi was also served.
Very special thanks to our sponsors of the event:
- Sachiko Kuno Foundation
- Hakutsuru Sake
- Japan America Society
- JET Alumni Association of Washington, DC (JETAADC)
See our favorite shots from the event below, courtesy of photographer and vistan—Bryan Yannantuono. Click on any image to view the gallery in full size.