The theme of this year's Tenku Festival is “Together as one – All together for Kyushu.” The Tenku Festival organizers' goal is to have everyone participating in the festival develop strong connections with one another. Another major objective is to brighten the lives of those who were affected by the Kumamoto and Oita Earthquakes that struck in April.
Traditional and contemporary song, dance, and live performances are just some of the main attractions the Tenku Festival will offer. While typical campus festivals in Japan include performances by invited pop singers, comedians, or other TV celebrities, the Tenku Festival at APU provides a venue for own homegrown talent to perform and demonstrate just how much time and effort our students have put into their extracurricular, circle and club activities. Other features of the Tenku Festival are the flea markets and food stalls put on by student clubs and volunteers that offer yakisoba, takoyaki, and other Japanese festival favorites, as well as ethnic dishes from all around the world. The Tenku Festival is the place to taste some of the world's best "B-grade gourmet" cuisine.