I went to a Kendo Tournament at Case Western with the OSU kendo team. I wasn’t participating in the tournament but I learned a lot about Japanese culture while I was there. For lunch, we ate a traditional Japanese bento lunchbox. In an age where the Middle East, China, and Russia dominate American media, experiencing Japanese culture was not only a breath of fresh air but also a truly educational time. Kendo is such an ancient martial art form that it feels like I’m looking back in time. I can’t wait to participate in the next tournament!