Japan House GANBARU! AUGUST 29 | 9am - 9pm



"Japan House GANBARU! AUGUST 29 | 9am - 9pm"

Ganbaru, also romanized as gambaru, is a ubiquitous Japanese word which roughly means to slog on tenaciously through tough times. The word Ganbaru is often translated to mean "doing one’s best", but in practice, it means doing more than one's best. The word emphasizes "working with perseverance" or "toughing it out."

GANBARU will feature a 12-hour online streaming event starting with a Blessing and Goma Fire Ritual from Japan, followed by a full day of performances by artists such as Ho Etsu Taiko, Seiran Chiba, Michoyoshi Sato, Duo Yumeno, the 5, 6, 7, 8's and more! Five traditional Japanese Tea ceremonies will be showcased, as well as LIVE updates, video montages and more! Throughout the day, we will be randomly drawing names of participants for prizes... and some of the items are really, really special! Updates and information can be found here: https://go.illinois.edu/ganbaru

Also, we want to see and hear what people love about Japan House. Videos will be shown throughout the day in montages. We are asking for short videos (no more than 60 seconds) of well wishes from people around the world to be sent to our email japanhouse@illinois.edu. We encourage creativity, dressing in yukata or kimono, a picture from a past event with a statement, etc. They are due by Aug 24th.