Our 2019 Student Exchange had students and chaperones visiting from Sakai July 26 -31, 2019. Seven high school students, one college student and three chaperones from Sakai participated and stayed with Berkeley/Bay Area host families and Berkeley-Sakai Association members. The exchange included a welcome get together, BBQ and pool party, host family day, a visit to Pixar Studio, a walk to the mid-span of the Golden Gate Bridge, Pier 39, a visit with Berkeley's Mayor and tour of the UC Berkeley campus. On the final night, we enjoyed a farewell pizza party with Sakai visitors and host families playing guitars and signing Japanese and American songs. It was a fabulous student exchange, enjoyed by us all.
Click on the picture below to see a slide show of the student exchange.
Click on the picture below to see a video from the student exchange sayonara party.
Barbara Stevens-Strauss is a Berkeley-Sakai Association Board Member who practices and shares with us traditional Japanese art forms including ikebana, raku ceramics, chabana and tea ceremony. Barbara will be teaching a Chabana workshop on June 22, 2019, from 2-4 P.M. at Takara Sake, 708 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94710. The Chabana workshop is a benefit for the Berkeley-Sakai Association. All flowers and natural elements for the workshop will be provide. There is a $50 fee for the workshop and the number of attendees is limited to 15.