Partnership with School of Interior Architecture College of Architecture and Design University of Tennessee
ACCTN partnered with the School of Interior Architecture College of Architecture. Thank you so much Professor David Matthews for inviting us to create the design of a mobile tea house with students which we can use for future tea ceremony classes and Knox Asian Festival. We appreciate this opportunity.
This was the first outreach activity by Mana. She came from Japan in August, to promote the awareness and understanding of Japan through workshops and activities.
When she was 12 years old, She experienced summer camp and homestay in the United States. She studied abroad in Massachusetts and met many International students. She really enjoyed knowing the differences between the United States or other countries and Japan. She realized the fun and importance of cultural exchange from that experience.
She believes that cultural experiences make people’s lives more beautiful and enriched.
She will be in Knoxville for 2 years. If you are interested in having her at your place, please feel free to contact us. She is happy to visit schools, universities, colleges, museums, libraries, or any organization/group interested in learning about Japan.
TEXT: Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville co-hosted a VIP luncheon with The Asian Cultural Center of Tennessee at the Knox Asian Festival on August 26. The VIP luncheon was attended by about 50 people. In his opening remarks, Consul General Matsumoto explained the strong Japan-Tennessee economic relationship, noting that Japanese companies have been operating in Tennessee since the 1970s and that more than 60,000 Tennesseans are currently employed at more than 200 locations. He also mentioned that the festival site is a park built on the former site of the 1982 International Exhibition Center, and promoted the 2025 Osaka-Kansai Expo.
The Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville will continue to participate in various local events and activities with Japanese companies in its jurisdiction.