Marshall's Japanese program hosts tea ceremony
HUNTINGTON -- The Japanese program at Marshall University's Department of Modern Languages hosted a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony on Wednesday.
The ceremony took place at Marco's at the Marshall University Memorial Student Center.
Guests had the opportunity to sample Matcha (fresh ground) tea and a traditional Japanese sweet tea. There was also a presentation on the history of tea as well as a question-and-answer session.
Marshall is the only university in the state to offer a Japanese major.
A reception is planned for 5 p.m. March 31 in the Drinko Library Atrium to thank Nippon Tungsten Corporation of Barboursville for its support of the program.
The Japanese Nippon Tungsten company opened a Barboursville branch in 2010 and has made annual donations to Marshall University allowing it to purchase books and videos for the library to help its Japanese program.
Current students, faculty and graduates are invited to attend to show their appreciation for Nippon Tungsten Corporation and other supporters such as Toyota, the West Virginia Department of Education and Cabell County Schools.
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