Nearly 100 people were in attendence for Columbus State University's Asian Night Celebration at the International House Wednesday evening. The event was created in order to thank the high school students for visiting from Columbus' sister city of Kiryu, Japan and also allow local students and anyone who is interested in understanding more about Asian culture the opportunity to taste local cuisine and observe various traditions through art and fashion.
Jeff Kaller, a ceramics professor at CSU, was pleased about theexchange of culture the event created for the community.
"The world gets smaller when these things happen," Kaller said.
Those who made it to the event were welcomed by traditional kimono clad greeters followed by a buffet of asian treats to taste while they observed Japanese calligraphy and origami demonstrations.