Creative Play: Nengajo Postcards
[Creative Play] December 8, 1 PM
Families will explore Japanese New Year’s traditions and print their own cards for the holidays! Similar to the Western custom of sending holiday cards, in Japan there is a tradition of sending New Year’s postcards, called nengajo.
Next event12/8/2019 1:00 PM
Family Workshop: Woodblock Printing
[Family Workshop] December 8, 2:30 PM
Families will explore Japanese woodblock printmaking techniques practiced by hanga masters, and create their own woodblock prints using authentic Japanese materials with a contemporary twist.
Next event12/8/2019 2:30 PM
Creative Play: Sapporo Snow Festival
[Creative Play] January 12, 1 PM
Each year Sapporo welcomes the return of the cold weather with grand festival featuring intricate and colossal snow sculptures! Join us as we learn more about this icy tradition, and create our own snow-themed crafts.
Next event1/12/2020 1:00 PM
Family Workshop: Kakizome: New Year's Calligraphy
[Family Workshop] January 12, 2:30 PM
Participants will enjoy a Japanese calligraphy demonstration on a giant scale performed by artist Taisan Tanaka. Afterwards, families will be guided through the time-honored tradition of kakizome- calligraphy written at the beginning of the new year to represent wishes and resolutions.
Next event1/12/2020 2:30 PM
Creative Play: Setsubun (Bean Throwing)
[Creative Play] February 9, 1 PM
Families will join in one of the favorite traditions of Japanese children – welcoming spring by scaring away ogres – by throwing soybeans at them! Children will dress their parents and caregivers up like ogres (oni), then dance before the bean-throwing begins.
Next event2/9/2020 1:00 PM
Family Workshop: Colorful Suminagashi: Paper Marbling Designs
[Family Workshop] February 9, 2:30 PM
Explore the unpredictability of Suminagashi or “floating ink.” Each piece made is unique – as the ink is dropped into water and swirled around there’s no telling what design you’ll create! Participants will have a chance to explore this technique and turn their paper creations into fun crafts!
Next event2/9/2020 2:30 PM