A unique festival hopes bring two cultures together.
Saturday afternoon, UNK's Ponderosa Room was transformed into another country during the 12th annual Japanese Festival.
The Japanese Association of Kearney presented authentic food, games, fights and more to community members here in town.
Student officials say it's a great opportunity to share their way of life.
"I want American people to experience, feel Japanese culture," said J.A.K. Vice President Yudi Suja. "I think many Nebraska people don't know Japanese culture. I'm happy to come many people and maybe I hope they're happy to enjoy Japanese festival."
This year's festival theme was 'Little Tokyo'. About 100 Japanese students are currently enrolled at UNK.