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Grace College Taste of the World 2013

A member of the Indianapolis Kendo Club suits up for a live demonstration of this samurai-based martial art form. Photo courtesy of BrandPoet.

Now in its 16th year, the Taste of the World returned to Grace College Gordon Recreational Center for an evening featuring the culture of Japan.

Students and the public were invited to attend this family-friendly event on November 14, 2013. Guests enjoyed Japanese food, cultural entertainment, games and other activities.

“This year’s Taste of the World gave us an opportunity to focus on Japan: from a sampling of Japanese cuisine, to origami, to Kendo, and Tokyo street fashion styles,” stated Carlos Tellez, Dean of the Chapel and Global Initiatives at Grace. “There is so much to learn from the rich Japanese culture!”

Grace College students in attendance were particularly fond of the many cultural food and beverage offerings that Sodexo, the on-campus food service, provided. There were samples of both hot and cold dishes for all to enjoy. It was a great opportunity to try many different foods typically not found locally.

Event attendees were able to watch a live Kendo demonstration performed by Indianapolis Kendo Club and converse with Grace College students who wore clothing that represented different cultural aspects of Japan. There were also crafts for kids and booths with information on the numerous mission work opportunities Grace College offers its students.

“I really enjoyed the Kendo demonstration. It is a pretty intense form of martial arts, and you can see how it ties back to the history of the samurai in feudal Japan,” commented Gennie Brissette-Tipton, OrthoWorx Communications Specialist and OrthoWorx Diversity Council member.

The event focuses on a single country to provide attendees with a more in-depth view of the food, recreation and entertainment of the featured culture. You won’t want to miss future opportunities to learn more about the people and culture of other countries at the Grace College Taste of the World. The annual event is held each November. Check out the MyWarsaw.net® Community Website event calendar next fall for details of next year’s event.

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