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The 13th Tenku (School) Festival was held by the Festival Executive Committee on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of October at APU.
The general theme of the 13th Tenku Festival was "The world is closer than you think!? -Rainbow APU-". This theme was selected based on the concept that APU is just like a Rainbow with many different cultures coexisting on campus, and APU's wish to more deeply appreciate its relationship with the people of the local area through the Rainbow bridge which connects them. Visitors enjoyed the diversity of the APU students gathered from around the world and the lively student atmosphere cultivated within the campus environment.
Traditional and contemporary song, dance and live performances are just some of the main attractions of the Tenku Festival. Campus festivals in Japan typically include performances by invited pop singers, comedians or other TV celebrities. However, at APU the Tenku Festival 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 offering yakisoba, takoyaki and other Japanese festival favorites, and also ethnic dishes from all around the world. The Tenku Festival is the place to taste some of the world’s “B-grade gourmet”.