Don't miss Emyo, an artist and illustrator, when she reads her book "Marisol's Dress" on Sunday, July 14, at 1 p.m.

Japanese Culture Week • Exhibit

Weeklong Celebration

Honoring the Culture of Japan

Japanese Culture Week

Our great, big world is filled with wonderful people from different cultures, and we’re ready to explore.

CMOM celebrates Japanese Culture Week from July 30 – August 4 through art, language and literature.

Spend the week exploring this rich heritage with activities like origami, indigo painting, carp kites, woodblock printing, Japanese gardens, calligraphy, bookbinding, dance, and story times.

Art and Innovation Lab projects include:

  • Carp Kites: Carp (Koi) symbolize strength and luck and are closely associated with the Japanese National Identity.
  • Origami: Art style seen in different forms such as folding cloth and leather. Although origami is part of multiple cultures, it has become synonymous with Japan.
  • Ukiyo-e (woodblock prints): The first woodblock prints dealt with the transition of nature and daily life and was later accessible around the world with technology of printmaking developed in 1765.
  • Japanese Garden: Zen gardens are well known and their beauty is easily recognizable in Japanese culture.

Pop-Up Activities include:

  • Japanese language: Children will learn a few simple phrases by emulating sounds – a key component to learning languages.
  • Whisking bubbles: Using chopsticks, we will be using common items to help learn the traditional technique for whisking while making green bubbles.
  • Indigo dying: Indigo colors will be used to teach children different traditional Japanese patterns.
  • Calligraphy: Calligraphy can teach children the method of how words are portrayed for art and free expression.
  • Japanese bookbinding: Bookbinding is one of the oldest art forms associated with the preservation of knowledge.

Sensory play:

  • Fireworks in a bottle: Fireworks are integral to summers in Japan.
  • Dance party: Children will be combining the traditional Awa Odori dancing style with modern dance.

Story time:

  • Interactive story time with “Peach Boy,” a traditional Japanese story, and “Yoko,” a modern book about embracing and accepting our differences through cultural food.

DAILY SCHEDULE

Tuesday, July 30:

  • Japanese bookbinding and “Peach Boy” story time: 10:30a
  • Japanese bookbinding and “Yoko” story time: 2p
  • Daily Art and Innovation Lab projects: carp kites, origami, woodblock prints and Zen gardens

Wednesday, July 31:

  • Indigo dying and “Peach Boy” story time: 10:30a
  • Sensory Play: Fireworks in a bottle: 12p
  • Indigo dying and “Yoko” story time: 2p
  • Daily Art and Innovation Lab projects: carp kites, origami, woodblock prints and Zen gardens

Thursday, August 1:

  • Whisking bubbles and tongs and “Peach Boy” story time: 10:30a
  • Whisking bubbles and tongs and “Yoko” story time: 2p
  • Daily Art and Innovation Lab projects: carp kites, origami, woodblock prints and Zen gardens

Friday, August 2:

  • Calligraphy drawing and “Peach Boy” story time: 10:30a
  • Dance Party: 12p
  • Calligraphy drawing and “Yoko” story time: 2p
  • Daily Art and Innovation Lab projects: carp kites, origami, woodblock prints and Zen gardens

Saturday, August 3:

  • Indigo dying and “Peach Boy” story time: 10:30a
  • Indigo dying and “Yoko” story time: 2p
  • Daily Art and Innovation Lab projects: carp kites, origami, woodblock prints and Zen gardens

Sunday, August 4:

  • Whisking bubbles and tongs and “Peach Boy” story time: 10:30a
  • Whisking bubbles and tongs and “Yoko” story time: 2p
  • Daily Art and Innovation Lab projects: carp kites, origami, woodblock prints and Zen gardens

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