May 17, 2022

Students who will be going into fourth, fifth, or sixth grade in the fall of 2022 are invited to attend a Japanese Culture Camp at Mayville State University Campus Center. It is planned for Thursday, May 26 from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. A fee of $10 per student will help to offset the cost of supplies used for the camp.

Campers will make a shibori tie-dyed T-shirt and plant a kokedama plant, and go home with both. Camp activities will also include experiences with shodo (calligraphy and language) and a Japanese culture fair with food, games, toys, candy, and more.

To register for the Japanese Culture Camp, go to

Junior high or high school students who may be interested in volunteering with the camp, should contact Aiko Hatano at

Japanese Outreach Initiative (JOI) coordinator Aiko Hatano, who is just finishing one year of her association with Mayville State University, is coordinating the camp. She been very active in area schools and has also worked with agriculture and commerce agencies in area communities.

The Japanese Culture Camp is made possible with assistance from the Japan Outreach Initiative and NDSU Extension. For more information, contact Amy Fuglestad at