Most other NGOs that promote the Japanese culture seem content with mostly indoor activities and rarely venture into anything more to attract interest. Kesenai on the other hand has one vision, and that is to bring the Japanese Culture outdoors to the people.
We believe that the Japanese culture is full of many wondrous heritages with no age limitations and that it should be available to anyone, the most essential tool in educating the people about it is to indeed promote it outdoors. That’s why all of our projects are available to anyone and most of them involve the local communities within which they take place. Also, we’re open to any innovative ideas that could help us better shape our vision.
The most beautiful Japanese Garden is located in the Botanical Garden of Cluj-Napoca, however the last well done restoration was over 20 years ago. Thus Kesenai initiated a project for restoring it.
Japan Relief Fundraiser
On the 11th of March 2011, one of the
most tragic calamities hit Japan, several
hours later Kesenai had started a fundraiser with the help of various anime blogs and
Taking part in organizing A-Camp
The most anticipated event of the year for all anime, manga and Japanese culture fans is
A-Camp (Anime Camp) and Kesenai has been present since the first edition.
Colaboration with Crunchyroll
At Nijikon 2010, our Kesenai volunteers gave free Crunchyroll postcards and stickers with the Crunchyroll logo and free premium memberships as prizes.
Representing Kesenai NGO for the first time, we participated at Nijikon which is the largest anime and manga convention in Romania and East Europe.
Iulius Mall Japanese Traditions 2008
As a project, under the name of "Juushi Ban Tai", together with the art college of Cluj-Napoca, we put up a
photo and drawing exhibition.