Japan Day at MHS Explores Youth Culture
On display last Saturday were Kanji characters with English translations, Manga (comic artwork closely associated with anime) face outlines with arrangeable features, and bonsai trees for auction. There were also bento box meals and the film Spirited Away on the ticket. The idea behind Japan day is to allow the Molokai community to learn a little about the culture, according to Ms Lisa Kim, MHS Japanese-language sensai. “We also wanted to raise money for upcoming exchange events, so students can maybe go to other islands.”
The Takayama Nishi students themselves were actually at Kalaupapa for the day to learn about the old leper colony’s history, something that is pivotal to understanding the history of this entire island.