Thai Week





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Time/date Monday, 7/4, 2016.- Friday, 7/8, 2016.
Venue Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
7/4 "Parade" 12:10 - 12:25 @ Fountain
This year’s parade will exhibit many aspects of Thailand, from traditional to modern performances. We hope you enjoy the highlight of ‘Umbrella dance’ from the northern part of Thailand, and are ready for ‘Thai modern dance’ that will make you feel excited.
7/5 "Spicy Eating Contest" 12:00 - 12:45 @APU Co-op 2nd floor
Candidates from around the world will compete with one another, eating various spicy Thai dishes within a limited time. Audiences can enjoy watching each round, cheer for their friends, and have chances to try these heavenly dishes.
7/6 "Thai Temple Fair" 14:00 - 15:40 @AP Hall (AP House 2) ※APU Students only
Join the ‘Thai Temple Fair’ to explore vibrant Thai culture and pleasant Thai traditional activities. You can also enjoy a chance to learn how to make ‘kratong’, which is a traditional decorated Thai basket. The person who makes the most beautiful Kratong will win amazing prizes.
7/7 "Thai Sports Day" 12:25 - 14:00 @Library Ground (in case of rain, in the gym)
We will introduce many kinds of Thai sports the students of APU, and they will be able to compete with one another to win prizes. Apart from having fun playing Thai sports, participants and audiences can enjoy watching a Thai-style cheerleader show which is really unique and lively.
7/8 Grand Show "Maneechan" 18:30 - (doors open 18:00) @Millennium Hall
"Maneechan" is a stage play adapted from the Thai historical novel 'Thaviphob'. Maneechan is a story of a woman who slips back into Thailand's olden days (Siam era) through a mirror. Under the pressure of defensive warfare of that era, she plays an important part in easing the conflict. At the same time, she also encounters many Thai customs that are rarely seen in the modern era, and she starts to feel more affection for the people of the Siam era, including Luang Akarathep Warakorn, the hand of the king of Siam.

7/4 - 7/8 Thai corner 10:00 - 17:00 @Cafeteria Triangle Area
Enjoy Thai culture throughout many activities such as photo booth and etc. Try out on our traditional costumes and tasting some Thai desserts.

7/4 - 7/8 Thai Food @Cafeteria Ethnic Food Corner
Massaman Curry
A highlight of Thai Week every year, this is a sweet and not-so-spicy curry that everyone can enjoy!
Thai egg soup
Thai egg soup is simple and delightful. In this version, a fully cooked Thai omelette is used to prepare the soup.
Gapao chicken rice with sunny-side up egg
A favorite Thai dish that is gaining more and more popularity in Japan.
Garlic pork with rice
A simple and tasty dish that should not be missed!

We are all thankful that multicultural week gives us a chance to bring you Thai Week. This is a great opportunity for us to bring our culture to APU and share it with people from across Japan and around the world.

While we only have five days for this event, we hope to broaden everyone's view of Thai culture as much as possible, which includes our cuisine, clothes, dance, and much more.

This also gives us a chance to show a sense of unity and the spirit of Thai students at APU as we work together as one big family. However, you do not need to be Thai to join our family. We welcome anybody who wants to be a part of Thai Week, and we are looking forward to working together to bring you a memorable event.