Japan House Virtual GANBARU! Event is August 29 from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Ganbaru, also known 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, Michoyoshi 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! Throughout the day, there will be random drawing of names of participants for cool prizes! Updates and information can be found here: https://go.illinois.edu/ganbaru