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Students attend Japanese calligraphy workshop
Forty-five students from American University of Sharjah (AUS) attended a Japanese calligraphy workshop held on campus recently by Maaya Wakasugi, an internationally renowned calligrapher and artist. This cultural learning experience was organized by the Student Multicultural Learning Program of the Office of Student Affairs and the Japanese Cultural Club in collaboration with the Consulate General of Japan in Dubai.
Students learned calligraphy techniques as the artist demonstrated his unique style of writing and drawing. Traditional brushes, papers and inks were used to recreate a complete Japanese writing experience. The Japanese Cultural Club prepared the traditional Japanese lunch box called "bento" which was served to all the attendees.
"Through the Student Multicultural Learning Program, we offer our students rich cultural learning experiences, both on and off campus," said Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Dean of Students. "We partner with various governmental and private institutions to boost cultural exchange opportunities for our students. We want our students to gain firsthand knowledge of cultural diversity beyond their daily experiences on campus," added Dr. Al Shehhi.