In 2014, continuing efforts to establish closer relations between all those of Japanese descent here in Chicago, resulted in Tohkon Judo partnering with the Chicago Japanese American Council and its members – which included Japanese American and Japanese National organizations – to hold Chicagoland’s first Japanese Community picnic. Over 200 happy picnic goers of all ages enjoyed food, drinks, games and the beautiful summer day.
Held at a local forest preserve, it is BYO obento (traveling food), with beverages and snacks provided. There are games and prizes for the children, contests for the adults, and, of course, a cultural favorite, karaoke! This fun event is held the first Saturday of August. Please check back. We hope to see you there!
Photos by Felix Lanier, Tohkon Judo Academy.