Saturday, May 17, and Sunday, May 18, 2014
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Learn about children’s celebrations in Japan during this special weekend of activities. Listen to koto harp and shakuhachi flute music, enjoy traditional folk tales, and watch a tea ceremony. Kids of all ages can make projects to celebrate the traditional Girls' Day and Boys' Day—design a kimono-clad paper doll, create a miniature carp kite, construct an origami samurai helmet, and more at family-friendly, hands-on stations.
- 10:30 a.m.: students of Dr. Nakashima: tea ceremony
- 11:30 a.m.: Michael Gould: shakuhachi flute
- 12:30 p.m.: Anne Shimojima: traditonal storytelling
- 1:30 p.m.: Chicago Koto Group: koto harp