GANBARU! Day of Giving
From Andrew Stengele
If you’re enjoying Japan House’s programming, please consider donating: https://go.illinois.edu/ganbaru
What is GANBARU? GANBARU IS A DAY OF GIVING!
To see the schedule of events and shop Ganbaru shirts: https://japanhouse.illinois.edu/support/ganbaru-day-of-giving
Ganbaru, also romanized as gambaru, is a ubiquitous Japanese word which roughly means to slog on tenaciously through tough times. The word Ganbaru is often translated to mean "doing one’s best", but in practice, it means doing more than one's best. The word emphasizes "working with perseverance" or "toughing it out."
GANBARU will feature a 12-hour online streaming event starting with a Blessing and Goma Fire Ritual from Japan, followed by a full day of performances by artists such as Ho Etsu Taiko, Seiran Chiba, Michiyoshi Sato, Duo Yumeno, the 5, 6, 7, 8's and more! Five traditional Japanese Tea ceremonies will be showcased, as well as LIVE updates, video montages and more! We will be randomly drawing names of participants for prizes... and some of the items are really, really special! Please participate in Ganbaru at: https://go.illinois.edu/ganbaru