Meet and Greet Our Local Immigrants

February 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Presenter: Masumi Komatsu
February 17th at 2:00pm
Buchanan Auditorium


 A glimpse into Japan’s fascinating and multifaceted culture

Native to Japan, Masumi is here in support of her husband as he earns his PhD at UConn. She lives in Yokohama City close to Tokyo where ultra modern meets traditional. The Japanese have met with many tragedies creating a society of close ties, a love of beauty and respect for organization.

Masumi will entertain us with an amusing legend of how the Japanese came to Japan. An important part of the Japanese custom is dinning. Each meal is an experience as opposed to a time to eat. Masumi will demonstrate through photos and food preparation the importance of color, time and presentation. Find out how the Japanese entice their children to eat their vegetables using decorative Bento boxes. We will serve small tastings and green tea.

These free presentations are offered to you through a collaborative effort between the Mansfield Public Library and the Vernon Regional Adult Based Education program. VRABE provides free educational programs in 14 surrounding towns, and include English for ESL, GED, Credit Diploma, NEDP, Citizenship and more.  Visit us at