Three Friends of Winter Family Activities

Celebrate the beauty of winter. Paint a scroll inspired by bamboo, pine, and plum. Enjoy traditional folktales and suminagashi, a Japanese marbleized paper art.

Three Friends Family Activities

Saturday, January 25 & Sunday, January 26
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Celebrate the beauty of winter at this special weekend of programming in honor of the Japanese tradition of Three Friends of Winter—bamboo, pine, and plum. Pine symbolizes endurance and longevity, bamboo symbolizes strength and flexibility, and plum symbolizes purity of character. Paint a scroll inspired by bamboo, pine, and plum. Enjoy traditional folktales at 2 p.m. both days, and suminagashi, Japanese marbleized paper art, from 12 to 2 p.m. on Sunday. Visit the bonsai silhouette show in Burnstein Hall.