In conjunction with the Japan Semester, Mayes Dining Hall will host “Taste of Japan” on Tuesday, Sept. 14.
Sponsored by Fresh Ideas, the event will include four “action stations,” which will include build-your-own sushi bowls, a ramen bar, yakitori (skewered chicken), okonomiyaki (savory pancakes), tsukune (chicken meatballs), seafood mix, miso-glazed cod, seasoned rice, Japanese mixed vegetables, edamame, soba noodles, shrimp and vegetable dumplings, miso soup, and a garnish/pickle bar.
“There will be a lot going on, and we’ll be able to cook in front of everyone so it’s hot and fresh,” said executive chef Joe Bilotta.
Food will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Admission is $10 per person.
The event will be followed by a screening of “Tokyo Story,” the third film in the Japanese Film Festival lineup, which be shown at 7 p.m. in Plaster Hall’s Cornell Auditorium. It follows an aging couple’s journey to visit their grown children in bustling postwar Tokyo, surveying the rich and complex world of family life. It is considered one of the greatest films of all time.
All Japan Semester events are open to the public.